Reports are coming out tonight that Jon Niese is gone for the season after leaving the game in the second inning today. His right hamstring tendon is completely torn from the bone, an ugly injury. All of us that saw the game today knew it was serious when he collapsed on the mound and couldn’t walk off the field.
He’ll have surgery and is expected to recover in time for 2010 spring training. What a shame for the 22 year-old who really seemed to have found himself since struggling early this season.
Jerry Manuel told the media in his post game press conference that the Mets are considering starting Bobby Parnell in Niese’s spot. That could get interesting considering how badly Parnell has struggled for much of this season.