Seth Lugo breaks elbow ligament; Would go to the operating room

Seth Lugo, right pitcher for the New York Mets, suffered a partial rupture in an elbow ligament with which he throws, but has not decided whether to undergo Tommy John surgery.

Seth Lugo last pitched on March 27 and allowed four runs and eight hits in four innings and a third. AP Photo / John Bazemore, archive
The Puerto Rican-American came to the Hospital of Special Surgery Tuesday, where he was given a platelet-rich plasma injection. It will not launch for at least a couple of weeks.

The Mets reported that, after that period, Lugo will start a program in which he will make some pitches. The need for surgery will be determined based on how the pitcher feels after the rehabilitation program.

An MRI taken on Saturday reported a partial tear in the collateral ulnar ligament.

Lugo last launched on 27 March. He allowed four runs and eight hits in four innings and a third during a preseason game against Washington Nationals.

He had a 2-1 record and a 5.56 ERA in three pre-season starts and a reliever appearance.

The 27-year-old pitcher made his debut in the majors on July 1. His record was 5-2 and his cleanup average allowed 2.67 after eight starts and nine relay appearances.

Left-handed pitcher Steven Matz suffers a flexor tendon pull and will have no activity before May. The right Noah Syndergaard left the inaugural game of the campaign, made Monday, by a blister on the cordial finger of his throwing hand. Its next opening will be postponed one day.


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