Mets closer Edwin Diaz is expected to miss the season after a freak knee injury suffered during a celebration after a World Baseball Classic game.
The Mets announced that Diaz has a “full-thickness” tear of the patellar tendon in his right knee and will undergo surgery Thursday afternoon.
General manager Billy Eppler told reporters that the organization will not “update Edwin’s timeline for a while,” but noted that generally recovery from patellar tendon surgery takes eight months.
The Puerto Rican players were jumping together in the infield when Diaz collapsed to the ground and quickly reached for his right leg. The two-time All-Star was in tears and did not put any weight on the leg before being taken off the field in a wheelchair.