Report: Mets pitchers Matz, Syndergaard dealing with bone spurs
Mets pitchers Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard have bone spurs in their elbows, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
Ackert and Newsday’s Marc Carig reported earlier Monday that Matz could have surgery to remove the bone spurs and that a meeting to decide whether he goes under the knife is scheduled for Tuesday. After Syndergaard allowed five runs in three innings of work Monday night, Ackert reported that he, too, has a bone spur in his elbow.
After the game, Syndergaard said his elbow wasn’t an issue during his start and that he does not have a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Mets manager Terry Collins declined to say whether Syndergaard has a bone spur.
Syndergaard was sent for an MRI last week but it found no structural damage in his elbow.
Collins said before Monday’s game that the Mets weren’t committed to having Matz make his scheduled start on Wednesday.