Report: Syndergaard has bone spur in elbow, hopes to avoid surgery

New York's most prolific starter is denying reports that season-ending surgery could be in the cards for him.

The New York Mets starting rotation has been nothing short of the walking wounded in recent weeks and according to a report from the New York Daily News, things could get a lot worse before they get better. Noah Syndergaard reportedly has a bone spur in his pitching elbow that has caused him discomfort over his past few starts and the fireball throwing right-hander his hoping to avoid season-ending surgery. Fellow teammate Steven Matz had a similar issue earlier this week and Syndegaard relinquished a 4-0 lead to the Washington Nationals on Monday night as he was tagged for a season-high five earned runs and seven hits in three innings of work.

Syndergaard has undergone two MRIs in the past two months and neither have shown any structural damage to his elbow. Following his tough outing in the series opener to the Nationals, Syndergaard denied rumors that he has a bone spur and mentioned that his pitching elbow 'feels fine.'

The Amazin's blonde haired ace is having his best professional season tallying 115 strikeouts in 94 innings to go along with a terrific 8-3 record and 2.49 ERA.

The Mets dropped to 3.5 games back of Washington in the NL East and will send Matt Harvey to the mound on Tuesday Lucas Giolito to try and narrow the gap in the division. 


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