The doctors might be saying that Gordon will be out for eight weeks with a severe groin strain, but he already seemed to defy them just one day after getting hurt.
"I'm going to do everything I can to get back out there quicker," he said.
Gordon was injured in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay. He crumpled to the field near the warning track and lay there for several minutes, eventually needing a cart to leave the field. He later underwent an MRI that revealed the extent of the injury.
"The news is obviously tough. I mean, I want to be out there every day," he said. "I knew it wasn't good, especially with the season we're having. To be carted off and thinking that's going to be taken away for a while, it's frustrating."
Yost said that the MRI revealed a "two-plus groin strain," and that the one positive is that Gordon will not need surgery.
Matz sidelined a month
In a surprise announcement, the Mets revealed Thursday that Matz was examined at the Hospital for Special Surgery and diagnosed with a partial tear of the lat muscle on his left side.
He received a platelet-rich plasma injection and will not throw for three weeks before getting examined again.
There was no previous indication Matz was hurt. The left-hander threw six innings of two-hit ball Sunday in an 8-0 victory at Dodger Stadium. He has won both his major league starts, compiling a 1.32 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 13 2-3 innings. Matz had been scheduled to pitch Sunday at home against Arizona in New York's final game before the All-Star break.
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