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Time to worry? Noah Syndergaard heads to the DL with a strained index finger

The injuries keep on piling up for the Mets. This time around: The Mighty Thor

It has been a while, but the Mets might have taken a detour back to Panic City. The team announced that Noah Syndergaard would be heading to the 10-Day DL after an MRI revealed he had a strained ligament in his right index finger.

Initially, Syndergaard went to the Hospital for Special Surgery for soreness in his finger. It turned out to be something much bigger. The move is retroactive to May 26. The hope is that Syndergaard will only miss one start.

In 2018, Syndergaard has a 4-1 record with a 3.06 ERA. He has struck out 76 batters while only walking 13. It is a huge loss for the Mets, who must now rely on Jacob deGrom to hold down an injury-depleted fort. Syndergaard joins Yoenis Cespedes, Todd Frazier, Wilmer Flores and AJ Ramos as recent Mets to get the case of the injury bug.

This isn’t the first time the 25-year old has gone on the disabled list. Last season, “Thor” suffered from a partial lat tear that kept him out the majority of the 2017 season. This season, the Mets’ rotation has seen its fair share of misfortunes. Matt Harvey was traded to the Reds, Jason Vargas not been pitching well at all and there are still questions surrounding the abilities of Zach Wheeler and Steven Matz.

The Mets have options in P.J. Conlon, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman to fill Noah’s spot in the rotation. The truth is they may not be enough. Sandy Alderson and company are about to have a busy week. Patience is the one thing Mets fans have been known for. After the month the team has had, that one thing the Flushing Faithful have been holding onto might be running out.

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