The New York Mets have announced that Yoenis Cespedes is out for the year with season-ending surgeries that are going to be performed on his heels. Cespedes has been having issues with his heels and he is going to undergo two separate surgeries to repair both of his heels. Cespedes is looking at 8-10 months of recovery time, he could possibly need more time which means he could miss part of 2019. Anthony DiComo reported the surgeries and the timelines with them.
Cespedes will actually undergo two surgeries. He’ll undergo one, then partially recover, then undergo the second.
Cespedes’ recovery will be a minimum of 8-10 months. It could be longer. It won’t be shorter.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 25, 2018
Cespedes has only played in 38 games this year for the Mets, through those 38 games he has hit 9 home runs and drove in 29 runners. Cespedes is carrying a slash line of .262/.325/.496 for the Mets in the few games that he has played throughout 2018.
The Mets are battling injuries severely right now, outfielder Juan Lagares is out until 2019 with a toe injury. Todd Frazier is nursing an injury to his ribs, starter Noah Syndergaard is dealing with hand, foot, and mouth disease, and Travis D’Arnaud is also out for 2018 with an elbow injury.
The Mets can only hope that Cespedes can recover quickly and be healthy and ready to go in time for the 2019 season. Both heels need surgery and both will require recovery time, so they can only hope that Cespedes can get back on the field as soon as possible.