New York Mets Get Worrying News On Another Injured Starter

This was not the news the New York Mets hoped to get after yet another starting pitcher went down to an injury. The team has now learned that presumed fifth starter Jose Quintana has a stress fracture in his rib.

It's the fifth rib on his left side, and he's heading back up to New York for more testing. 

Quintana's planned participation for Colombia in the World Baseball Classic is likely done, and until they get some further imaging results, it isn't known how long he'll be out of the Mets' rotation or if he'd be ready for Opening Day.

A Mets YouTuber, however, has some ominous news from doing a little online research on rib stress fractures. 


@WardyNYM found that this type of injury could take around three months to heal. 

That would immediately force depth starters David Peterson and Tylor Megill into the mix.

Good thing the team found out earlier today that Peterson's own injury after getting struck by a comebacker wasn't as serious as thought. 

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