Mets medical updates

Tim Byrdak, Rob Johnson and Kirk Nieuwenhuis all underwent MRIs and were examined today by doctors in New York.

 

Byrdak had complained of soreness in his left shoulder and has now been diagnosed with an anterior capsule tear.  The treatment for this injury has not been finalized, but surgery is a possibility.  Tim’s return to throwing is undetermined at this time.

 

Johnson suffered an injury to his right hand yesterday in the game against the Padres.  He has been diagnosed with a contusion to the right hand and will be treated for swelling.  Johnson is day-to-day.

 

Nieuwenhuis, on option to Buffalo, suffered an injury to his right foot in an International League game in Buffalo on August 3.  Kirk has been diagnosed with a partial tear of the plantar facia in his right foot and will report to Port St. Lucie for a rehabilitation progression as symptoms permit.  No surgery is contemplated at this time.