Max Scherzer has an oblique injury, which comes with all sorts of questions for the New York Mets. How long will he be out?
Per Jon Heyman, Scherzer has an oblique injury, which comes with a wide variance of time missed. He could be out a month, or possibly longer.
Without Scherzer, the Mets will have to replace him in the rotation. Jacob deGrom isn’t coming back anytime soon, either, so New York is down their two top starting pitchers. It’s a gloomy day in what’s been an otherwise amazing start to the 2022 season.
New York could think about trading for another starter — something owner Steve Cohen could push for given he’s not afraid to open his wallet. An easy solution would be Frankie Montas of the Oakland Athletics, who are very much open for business.
New York Mets: Max Scherzer recovery time
Unfortunately, Scherzer’s injury comes with more questions for the Mets. They won’t know how long he’s out, as that depends on how his body recovers and reacts to their treatment plan.
Still, despite the uncertainty, it’s a good thing Scherzer noticed the injury when he did, and acted on those feelings.
Any long-term injury to their top free agent acquisition could’ve knocked the Mets from their pedestal in the NL East, where they now hold a six-game lead. That sort of cushion is tough to come by this early in the season, and New York should be grateful for their fast start to the year.
Hopefully, as Scherzer and deGrom recover, the Mets will be able to stay afloat.