Jon Niese leaves game with injury but is expected to make his next start

Posted: April 24, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven InmanimagesCADQ3WP8

Jon Niese was hit by a sharp comebacker off the bat of Mark Ellis in the right leg in Tuesday night’s loss to the L.A. Dodgers. Niese was struggling with control before getting hit in the third inning. Niese went down and trainers came out to check on him. He immediately came out of the game.

Looking at it from the stands, it looked a lot worse than what Niese and Terry Collins said about it after the game. “He got hit between the ankle bone and the Achilles tendon basically,” Terry Collins told reporters after the game. “The fear was when he couldn’t move his foot when we went out there. Obviously he’s fine and he’s walking around. He’s getting better as the night goes along. He’ll be okay.” Collins told reporters after the game.

X-rays on Niese were negative and he is day-to-day.

Niese is a major factor for the Mets who are trying to hang around .500 right now. The Mets could be in big trouble if he misses any time this year but it doesn’t appear like he will for this injury.  Niese’s next scheduled start is Sunday vs. the Phillies.

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