Mets' Familia has surgery for blockage, out 3 to 4 months

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jeurys Familia is expected to return to the New York Mets in three to four months after having surgery Friday to repair a blocked artery near his right armpit.

General manager Sandy Alderson had said he was unsure if Familia would return this season, but the team says the right-hander can resume throwing in six weeks.

Doctors repaired a blockage of the posterior circumflex humeral artery, and manager Terry Collins says the results were better than expected.

Collins says he feared Familia was dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome, which ended the season of Mets right-hander Matt Harvey last year. Collins says ''this is not the case here.''

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