Mets’ Niese OK After Heart ‘Started Racing,’ May Have Procedure Over All-Star Break
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Mets starter Jonathon Niese says he’s OK after his heart “started racing” during a game over the weekend.
Niese said Monday that he’s expecting to have a procedure called an ablation next month at the All-Star break to help the condition. He said he shouldn’t have to miss a start.
“It’s like an outpatient thing that you do,” said Niese, who is 4-2 with a 4.11 ERA. “It only takes like three days to recover from it.”
Niese felt the irregular heartbeat on Sunday night when he singled and scored on a home run. He struck out a career-high 10 in six scoreless innings, leading New York over St. Louis 6-1.
The 25-year-old was checked by doctors Monday. He said everything was normal and that “it’s nothing serious.”
He felt the same thing with his heart during a game last year. The left-hander later wore a heart monitor on the bench.
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