The New York Mets are breathing a sigh of relief.
That’s because the team got back the MRI results on injured outfielder Brandon Nimmo, and according to SNY, the news was as good as it could get.
The Mets announced on Thursday evening that Brandon Nimmo’s MRI on his left quad tightness “came back clean.” He is day-to-day with the injury.
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Nimmo left Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning with left quad tightness.
At the time, Nimmo told SNY he wasn’t overly concerned.
“On the slide when I felt like that I was to the side of the bag, I was trying to bring my left leg up, kind of like Starling [Marte] did in San Diego. When I got up from there it just felt tight, now it just kind of feels like a Charley horse. When I was in center field and I came in for that ball, I was kind of dragging that leg a little bit and I felt like this one day is not worth what could be weeks if I was to end of doing something worse. … At that point I called them over and came out of the game because we felt like this could just be a few games kind of thing rather than weeks. That was the biggest concern for me. I know if I can catch things earlier, that I heal really fast, and so that was the decision that was made.”
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The 29-year-old Nimmo is hitting .264 this season with 14 home runs and 56 RBI. He and the Mets return to action Friday when they open a three-game series against the A’s in Oakland. The Mets will take the field with a 1.5-game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the National League East.
According to Spotrac, Nimmo will be a free agent after the season and could be one of the top outfielders on the open market, behind New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge.
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