Mets Suffer Bad Injury Break: "All I know is, this sucks!"

As they advance into the second half of the season in 1st place in the National League East by only 3 games, the last thing the New York Mets needed was an injury to a key player. Unfortunately, that's the news they received today, as shortstop Francisco Lindor has gone on the Injured List with a grade 2 right oblique strain.

The timing couldn't be worse for the Mets and for Lindor, as he was finally starting to live up to the superstar status the team was expecting when they made the big deal to acquire him last offseason. 

After batting right around the Mendoza line through April and May, Lindor has been hitting at a .333 clip through the first half of July, with an OPS of .989.

Lindor's response to the injury was, not surprisingly, disappointment, saying he's no doctor, but "all I know is, this sucks."

And while oblique injuries often can take much longer to heal than expected, up to 4-to-6 weeks, Lindor is very confident he'll be back in time to help the Mets in their pennant push:

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