Noah Syndergaard did not do everything he could to allay Mets fans’ concerns about his return from Tommy John surgery.
The first comment of the Mets right-hander since being shut down for six weeks with right elbow inflammation was somewhat vague. Syndergaard, in a Twitter post on Friday, wrote: “I’m fine everyone. See you soon. #LFGM” There’s also a GIF of Leslie Nielsen from “The Naked Gun” saying, “There’s nothing to see here. Please disperse.” It was as if a demolished building was burning behind him.
Although 28-year-old Syndergaard had the opportunity to play Twitter in a fun way. But he still left something to interpret.
The Mets̵7; history, both current and past with injuries, is no laughing matter. The Mets have such stars as Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil, and pitchers Carlos Carrasco and Seth Lugo remain on the injured list.
Syndergaard was pulled from rehab start for Single-A St. Lucie on Tuesday and will have to build up from center when he clears to throw again. This means the Mets will not see him return until mid-August or after.