Authentic Jason Kelce Jersey Anyone who’s ever had a hamstring injury, knows someone who’s had one, or casually followed professional sports, knows it’s a muscle that needs at least a couple of weeks to heal properly. Everyone, that is, except Mets management.
Thursday morning: Noah Syndergaard is scratched from his start because a tired arm.
Mets management: Matt Harvey’s name is synonymous with adaptability. The kid’s got a rubber arm. Throw him in there!
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Harvey wakes up, learns he’s starting, goes out and gets shelled. He loses 4-5 miles per hour on his fastball after the first inning. Yes, the embattled pitcher who was making positive, gradual strides in his recovery from career-threatening Thoracic Outlet Syndrome was forced into an early afternoon start without any chance for his body or mind to prepare — and was consequently dealt a nice blow to his confidence, which is currently as fragile as Cespedes’ hamstring.
Now, after four solid starts to begin the season, don’t be shocked if Harvey hits the skids for a while or runs into health issues. Everyone knew starting him on short notice would have a negative outcome. Everyone, that is, except Mets management.
Thursday through Saturday: Syndergaard refuses an MRI despite not being able to lift his tired arm over his head.
Besides Clark, at least two well-known NFL players since the turn of the century have publicly fought ALS — O.J. Brigance and Steve Gleason — but the possible connection to their playing is a very recent development.
In fact, as a third player diagnosed with ALS shows, the connection is downright complicated.