Mets' Noah Syndergaard reportedly requires Tommy John for elbow injury

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery in the near future, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN.

What It Means:

The operation will likely sideline Syndergaard until the middle of the 2021 season. Whenever the season starts, the Mets will likely have a rotation of Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman, Rick Porcello, Steven Matz, and Michael Wacha. Syndergaard will turn 28 in August.

Syndergaard recorded a 4.28 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with 202 strikeouts and 50 walks over 197 2/3 innings in 2019. He went 10-8 in 32 starts.