Mets shortstop Jose Reyes tears hamstring while running
By Brian Costa/The Star-Ledger
September 30, 2009, 8:19PM
WASHINGTON -- Mets shortstop Jose Reyes tore his right hamstring Tuesday while running to test his torn hamstring tendon, a new injury that will likely require surgery. The tear was revealed Wednesday afternoon when Reyes underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
It was the second time this season Reyes suffered a new injury while rehabbing from an earlier one. He first went on the disabled list on May 26 with tendinitis in his right calf, then tore the hamstring tendon during an extended spring training game in early June.
Reyes has appeared unlikely to play again this season since he was shut down in early August. And the Mets said later that month that he could need surgery to repair the torn tendon.
But even with the Mets well out of contention, Reyes continued to rehab with the hope of returning, even if only for the last weekend of the season.
That hope went from miniscule to nonexistent Tuesday when Reyes hurt himself while running at a Long Island training facility.
There was no immediate announcement from the Mets on surgery for Reyes, but that seemed to be all but a formality.
One hundred thirty-three days after he last appeared in a game, Jose Reyes is finally, officially, definitely, unquestionably ... done for the season.