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Jun 28, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Bobby Parnell (39) looks on before the start of the game against the Washington Nationals game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: New York Mets, Bobby Parnell to wait on Tommy John operation decision

It’s safe to say that New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell will be out for the considerable future, though an exact date isn’t unknown.

Parnell suffered a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL) and was given a plasma rich injection in his arm today with hopes he’ll be able to avoid surgery.

Multiple other players have suffered similar MCL injuries and avoid an operation while others couldn’t help but go under the knife. That’s a decision Parnell and the Mets don’t appear comfortable making yet as it’s being reported Parnell will wait around six weeks before making a decision on impending Tommy John surgery.

If Tommy John surgery will happen for Bobby Parnell, determination likely would be made in 6 weeks.

Parnell understandably doesn’t want to go through a non-needed operation and not only end this season, but a good portion of his 2015 campaign by doing such.

For now the closer will attempt to rehab and see if he can avoid having to go under the knife.

Jose Valverde is expected to close in his absence.

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