On Wednesday, it looked like a painfully stubbed toe. By Friday, Juan Lagares was slated for surgery, and is now likely out for the season, the Mets announced. In what was a microcosm of the Mets misadventures of late, the team said before Friday night’s game that Lagares, who ran into the outfield wall Wednesday to make a catch, actually suffered a complete tear of the plantar plate in his left foot, the thick ligament that supports his big toe. An MRI proved that the hyperextended toe was injured more than the Mets initially may have thought, and surgery is slated for next week. He will “likely miss the remainder of the 2018 season,” the team said. “It’s really tough,” Mickey Callaway said. “I felt really bad for him. I know he was on a roll and playing great and now this happens . . . It’s going to hurt us a little bit. We counted on Juan off the bench a couple times. He was probably in a situation where he was going to get to start playing a lot more than he had, with some guys out and it’s going to hurt us a little bit.” Jerry Blevins was… Read full this story
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