deGrom was scratched from his final spring training start against the St. Louis Cardinals and has been on the injured list ever since.
But according to Mets insider Tim Healey, the timeline looks a little bit clearer as of today.
Healey tweeted that deGrom says he expects to have a follow-up MRI on his right shoulder 10 days from now, which is a week from Monday.
Manager Buck Showalter says deGrom recently had a bone scan which confirmed the initial diagnosis of a stress reaction in his right shoulder.
Jacob deGrom said he is penciled in for a follow-up MRI a week from Monday (10 days from now).
He recently got a bone scan — the further imaging Buck Showalter mentioned — which confirmed the original stress reaction diagnosis.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) April 15, 2022
deGrom Still Sidelined
Perhaps this next MRI will reveal a little more about what deGrom is going through at the moment.
The MRI will tell a lot about the state of deGrom’s shoulder and whether or not he can begin throwing anytime soon.
Despite a solid start to the season for the Mets starting rotation, deGrom being out creates a massive hole, one that is not easily filled, even with Max Scherzer being there.
The Mets rotation is still among the best in the league on paper, but the absence of deGrom causes problems for them.
Again, this upcoming MRI will be crucial for deGrom as team doctors determine what the next steps are for the Mets ace.
deGrom went on the injured list at the end of last year with an elbow injury and has yet to pitch in a game that is not spring training since then.
We’ll see what happens when he goes in for his next MRI and if team doctors determine what the next steps are.