The Mets have been good to start the season, sitting in first place at 17-10. Anyone who projected the Mets to have a successful 2018 did so on the potential strength of their rotation, which has dealt with injuries ever since their World Series run in 2015.

Unfortunately, Jacob deGrom may be out for a little while, as he was forced to leave his start tonight after four strong innings with what was reported as a hyperextended right elbow.

That’s obviously bad news for any pitcher, but it’s especially bad news for deGrom, who has had a history of elbow problems. He underwent Tommy John surgery in 2010 and then another surgery for nerve damage in 2016 that ended his season. deGrom was off to a great year, too; he’d already racked up 1.5 fWAR in just 6 starts, and tonight was obviously on track for more.

It’s hard to speculate as to a timetable for a return, especially with deGrom’s particular injury history, but hopefully it’s as soon as possible.

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a writer and editor for The Comeback, and a contributor at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer.