Leon E. Popovitz, MD
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New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 5, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Mets’ Left Hander Steven Matz Moved to DL with Shoulder Injury

After undergoing an MRI Monday afternoon, it was revealed that Mets rookie pitcher, Steven Matz, will be moved to the 15 day DL with what is being described as “tightness” in his throwing shoulder.

Matz had already had been pitching with a significant bone spur in his left elbow and will likely undergo surgery at the end of the season to have it removed.  The good news is that Mets team doctors noted that there is no structural damage to the shoulder.  However, it begs the question if this new shoulder injury was caused by altered throwing mechanics due to the discomfort in his elbow?  

This injury comes at a crucial point in the Mets season as they begin an important serious against the St. Louis Cardinals.  “We can’t look at any one series and say that’s a big series. Not anymore, not this time of year. They are all big,” Manager Terry Collins said. “You’ve just got to win. There are (38) games to go and we’ve got to grind every single one of these out.”

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Dr. Leon Popovitz and Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky, along with their team of best-in-class orthopedic physicians, are known for their exemplary orthopedic surgical skill and best-rated physical medicine and rehabilitation program. This, along with their top in-office physical therapy and long-term sports rehabilitation processes, leads to athletes of all levels returning to their top physical potential. Contact us today to schedule a consult!

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