Earlier this week, the New York Mets received some bad news as it was announced that lefty David Peterson would miss his next start due to a side injury. Unfortunately, the situation has gotten worse with the latest injury update.
The Mets placed Peterson on the 10-day injured list on Friday with what is being listed as a strained right oblique. For fans hoping for a quick recovery, manager Luis Rojas said that this type of injury can take "up to eight weeks" to heal.
David Peterson Injury Update
Peterson's injury couldn't have happened at a worse time for New York. Heading into Saturday's clash against the New York Yankees, the Mets have lost four of their last five games — including a 20-2 thumping at the hands of the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
While Peterson's injury is unfortunate, the silver lining is that the Mets don't think that he'll need the full eight weeks to recover, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. Nevertheless, the time off could do some wonders for the 25-year-old lefty.
Peterson is experiencing somewhat of a "sophomore slump" in the 2021 MLB season. He has a 2-6 record and a 5.54 ERA through 66.2 innings pitched. For comparison, he went 6-2 with a 3.44 ERA in 49.2 IP last season.
The Mets are currently one of the favorites to win the World Series with odds that sit at +900 (T-4th), according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Having a fully healthy pitching rotation would go a long way in turning those odds from a pipe dream to reality.
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