Mets Injury Tracker: Michael Conforto to be activated, Joey Lucchesi needs Tommy John surgery

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Mets vs Rockies - New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto hits double vs Colorado Rockies at Coors Field
Mets vs Rockies - New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto hits double vs Colorado Rockies at Coors Field

Here is the latest news and .possible return dates for Mets players on the IL...

Michael Conforto (hamstring)

Acting GM Zack Scott told the media that Conforto would be activated Tuesday, but due to poor weather conditions, he remained out of the lineup and officially on the injured list.

Conforto wasn’t in the Triple-A Syracuse lineup on Tuesday, but speculation had been that it was due to his first nine inning game being played.

Conforto has gone 2-for-11 in three rehab starts, starting on June 16. The expectation was that the lefty will be able to return to the Mets at some point during the week.

Joey Lucchesi (elbow)

Zack Scott said on June 22 that Lucchesi is indeed going to need Tommy John surgery after it was revealed he suffered a torn UCL. He'll have surgery Thursday.

The Mets placed Lucchesi on the 10-day IL on June 19 with left elbow inflammation, but now he will be lost for the rest of the season.

Lucchesi pitched 5.1 scoreless innings against the Nationals on June 18, throwing a season-high 90 pitches.

Potential return date: Next season

Carlos Carrasco (hamstring)

Carrasco is still doing strength work, according to Zack Scott.

He has been throwing off flat ground, but there hasn’t been much progress other than that after receiving a PRP injection on June 11.

On June 22, Scott wouldn't call it a “plateau” for Carrasco, but rather he didn’t change the timeline because he continues to work at his own pace.

Mets president Sandy Alderson said on June 10 during an interview on MLB Network that he's "hopeful" Carrasco will be able to return at some point between early and late July.

Potential return date: July

Robert Gsellman (lat)

Zack Scott said that Gsellman is being shut down for six weeks, and then will begin a throwing program once he heals correctly.

SNY's Steve Gelbs reported during Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves that Gsellman has a torn lat and will miss at least six-to-eight weeks.

SNY's Andy Martino reported on June 21 that Gsellman would be hitting the IL with a lat issue, which has now been revealed as a tear.

Gsellman last pitched on June 19 against the Washington Nationals, when he allowed one run on three hits in 2.0 innings while serving as the opener.

Potential return date: Early-late August

J.D. Davis (hand)

Zack Scott said on June 22 that Davis should be headed for a rehab assignment “sometime in the next week or two.”

Davis recently took dry swings, Luis Rojas said on June 18, with Rojas adding that the next step for him would be hitting baseballs.

Per Rojas, while there is no timetable for when Davis might begin a rehab assignment, things could develop quickly.

Potential return date: TBD

Dellin Betances (shoulder)

Betances’ rehab assignment has moved to Triple-A Syracuse, and Zack Scott said on June 22 that he believes Betances could be joining the Mets sometime in late June/early July.

Betances was hit hard on June 16 during his second rehab outing for Low-A St. Lucie, allowing five runs on three hits while walking two and striking out none in just 1/3 of an inning.

He began his rehab assignment on June 13, pitching a scoreless inning while striking out two and walking one.

Betances has been out since April 7.

Potential return date: TBD

Jeurys Familia (hip)

After their Game 1 win over the Braves in Monday's doubleheader, the Mets announced that Familia is headed to the IL with a right hip impingement.

"It's something that he talked to the trainers about today. Apparently he's been dealing with this and trying to pitch through, hoping to get better," Luis Rojas said. "...He did the right thing about voicing this and just getting this healthy again so he's able to pitch effectively like he can.

"Lets see if he can get this right for him and see if he can meet us in 10 days or so."

Potential return date: July 1

Brandon Nimmo (finger)

Nimmo played his first rehab game on June 20.

"Today he had his first game. he went 1-for-2," Luis Rojas said. "We'll see how he goes. I haven't heard his feedback on how he felt when he made contact. I'm curious to hear because that's the one thing we want to pay attention in his progression to during the rehab assignment."

Potential return date: Late June

Noah Syndergaard (TJS recovery)

Syndergaard was shut down from throwing for six weeks on May 27 after an MRI revealed inflammation, but no structural damage.

After the six-week shutdown, Syndergaard will need to again build his arm strength up. Zack Scott said on June 11 that he's still not throwing.

Mets president Sandy Alderson said on June 10 that Sept. 1 is a potential return date for Syndergaard.

Potential return date: Sept. 1

Johneshwy Fargas (shoulder)

An MRI confirmed that Fargas suffered a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder while crashing into the center field fence on May 24. He was placed on the IL on May 26.

Potential return date: TBD

Tommy Hunter (back)

Hunter was placed on the IL on May 21 due to lower back pain.

Zack Scott said on June 11 that Hunter's back is still bothering him, and the team is trying to pinpoint exactly what's going on.

Potential return date: TBD

Jordan Yamamoto (shoulder)

The Mets originally placed Yamamoto on the 10-day IL before transferring him to the 60-day lL on May 25 to make room on the 40-man roster for Billy McKinney.

Potential return date: Late July