The diagnosis is in on Travis d’Arnaud — he will not require surgery on his fractured foot, but he will be out for around eight weeks.
Doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery examined d’Arnaud in Friday and decided special surgery or any other kind is not needed on the fracture of the first metatarsal of his left foot.
Terry Collins said there is a chance he can come back before that two month window.
“He’s in a boot,” Collins said. “They want him to do as little as possible for a while — let that mending start.”
Looking ahead, if d’Arnaud comes back in late June or early July, he will need to spend time in the minors to make sure the foot is okay and to get his timing back. That usually takes a few weeks, so the earliest we can expect to see Travis d’Arnaud in a Mets uniform would be August.
Knowing the cautious Mets, they won’t rush him, so this is basically going to turn into a lost year for d’Arnaud. This is not good news. Travis d’Arnaud is already 24 years old. It is time to get his major league career going.
He should have been allowed to start the season with the Mets. Who’s to say he wouldn’t have gotten injured in the big leagues anyway? We’ll never know. But the Mets decision, made mostly because of money, could become far more costly than they could have ever imagined.