Mets’ Ruben Tejada will not need surgery for broken leg

Monday October 12th, 2015

Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada will not need surgery on his broken leg, manager Terry Collins told reporters on Monday.

The fracture Tejada sustained resulted in a clean break to his right fibula, Collins said.

New York has since added Matt Reynolds to their postseason roster to take Tejada’s spot. .

Tejada’s injury occurred in NLDS Game 2, after Chase Utley’s controversial takeout slide in the seventh inning.

Utley was suspended two games after MLB determined his slide in Saturday’s game was illegal. However, reports say Utley will be available to play in Game 3 and Game 4 of the series because his appeal is unlikely to be heard before Tuesday’s game. 

In the regular season this year, Tejada was batting .261 with 28 RBIs.

The Mets host the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLDS at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday.

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