Terrible news for New York Mets fans — Edwin Díaz is most likely out for the season … after the star closer tore his patellar tendon while celebrating a big win at the World Baseball Classic.
Díaz suffered the injury on the field Wednesday … as he and his Puerto Rico teammates were congratulating each other on their 5-2 victory over the Dominican Republic.
Edwin Diaz appears to have suffered an injury during Puerto Rico’s celebration pic.twitter.com/G9Md6SBrEj
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Edwin struck out Teoscar Hernández to end the game … and once the final out was recorded, players from Puerto Rico surrounded the two-time All-Star and jumped up and down.
During the celebration, Díaz collapsed to the ground and started writhing in pain … causing his teammates to be overwhelmed with emotion as they feared the worst possible scenario.
The Mets said the 28-year-old will undergo surgery on Thursday … and will update fans on how the procedure goes shortly after.
Mets GM Billy Eppler added Díaz will likely miss at least 8 months with the injury.
Edwin’s injury is a huge blow — the Mets made the playoffs last year and were entering the 2023 season optimistic they could contend for a World Series title.
In his fourth season with the Mets, Díaz recorded 32 saves and had 118 strikeouts to accompany a stellar 1.31 ERA.
Get well soon, Edwin!!