NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York Mets doctor is recommending that right-hander Jeremy Hefner have Tommy John surgery.
Hefner was put on the disabled list last week. He said he’s been dealing with a sore elbow all season.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Killed In Double Shooting On Lower East Side, Second Victim In Hospital
Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that team medical director Dr. David Altchek recommended the surgery. Collins said Hefner may seek another opinion.
The 27-year-old Hefner is 4-8 with a 4.34 ERA. He was spectacular in the early part of the summer but struggled mightily after the All-Star break, going 0-2 with a 7.58 ERA in his past six starts.READ MORE: CDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidance For Holiday Season
Collins also said right-hander Jenrry Mejia will likely have surgery in the next seven to 10 days to remove a bone spur in his surgically repaired elbow. Mejia was put on the disabled list after he left Saturday’s start at San Diego because of pain.
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