ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin is reporting that Zack Wheeler is expected undergo a minor procedure on his elbow to remove an undissolved stitch from last year’s Tommy John Surgery. This operation is considered minor in nature and he will resume his normal pitching activities within two weeks after the wound is healed.
Both Wheeler and Edgin had been examined in New York yesterday, and besides the stitch problem, Wheeler’s MRI came back clean and Edgin was given a clean bill of health.
A huge sigh of relief for Mets fans as any surgery involving the elbow is never good, but this is simply to remove a stitch off of the surgically repaired elbow of Wheeler’s. It is about as minor of a surgery any baseball player could have on their elbow. Wheeler is still expected to make his debut on July 1st, although there is a slim chance that may be pushed back to mid-July with the procedure. He will also be on hand this afternoon, along with Edgin for the Mets pre-game NL Championship ceremony.