Mets Get Terrible News With Max Scherzer Injury Update

The New York Mets got unfortunate news on Max Scherzer's injury update.
The New York Mets got unfortunate news on Max Scherzer's injury update. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Coming at the worst moment possible, the New York Mets received terrible news around Max Scherzer's latest injury update on Wednesday morning.

According to sources, Scherzer is headed to the 15-day injured list with "left side fatigue."

This comes on the heels on New York finally succumbing their NL East division lead to the Atlanta Braves. The Braves are now tied with New York atop the division standings for the first time since Opening Day.

Max Scherzer Injury Update

Scherzer left his previous start on Saturday with discomfort in this oblique injury, and it appears the Mets are keen to play things very carefully with one of their two aces.

Mets News

Manager Buck Showalter described this IL placement as being "on the safe side," and that the club intends to make sure the injury will "completely heal."

As many Mets fans are aware, oblique injuries are nothing new for the three-time Cy Young winner. This was the same injury that forced Scherzer to miss two months of his 2022 campaign (from May to July).

The NL East division is officially up for grabs and the Mets will have to lean into their other ace, Jacob deGrom, to hold off the Braves. For now, the Mets hold -155 odds to take home the division crown on FanDuel Sportsbook, versus the Braves' +120 odds.

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