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The New York Met’s outfielder Lucas Duda broke his wrist last month attempting to move furniture in his apartment. The Mets say that he had surgery on Monday, but it shouldn’t effect his training or start to next season.
According to the AP, Duda’s performance fell to a .239 average with 15 homers and 57 RBIs in 459 plate appearances this year, in 2011 he averaged a .292 average with 10 homers and 50 RBIs in 347 plate appearances. Fans must be hoping that this injury doesn’t impair his future performance, because once you have one injury, the bone becomes weaker.
ESPN reports that Andrew Weil, Duda’s hand specialist, performed the procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
The Mets could take this time to figure out which position to assign Duda when he returns. He originally started at first base, but he’s been switched to outfielder since contacts with other players may be ending.