For the Mets, It’s Injury After Injury, Year After Year

And yet, he added, “Here we are, seven years later, with the same accusations.”

Actually, seven years does not capture how often the injury issue has driven the Mets to distraction. Late in 2004, for instance, after a season in which a still-emerging Jose Reyes spent what seemed like forever recovering from hamstring problems, and he and the relief pitcher Mike DeJean apparently played with fractures in their fibulas, the Mets made major changes to their training and medical staffs.

An agreement with the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases was cut short. Instead, the Mets signed on with the Hospital for Special Surgery and turned back to Dr. David Altchek as the team’s medical director. Ray Ramirez was brought in as the…

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