Mets ace Noah Syndergaard opened up about his injury rehab and workouts on Monday afternoon at Citi Field.

NEW YORK — The path back to the mound began for Noah Syndergaard on Monday afternoon at Citi Field.

The Mets ace played catch in the outfield with fellow injured rotation mate Matt Harvey.

Shortly after what manager Terry Collins described as “day one” for an eventual return to the bump, Syndergaard opened up about the throwing session, rehab and timeline for recovery.

“First couple throws felt a little weird,” Syndergaard said when asked how it felt to toss the ball with Harvey. “Almost like a ping pong ball in my hand.”

So what’s next after throwing a baseball at Citi Field?

“I don’t need to rush it back,” Syndergaard said about regaining comfort with the ball. “Felt good. Going to take it day by day from here on out.”

With a partial tear to his lat muscle, the strong right-handed pitcher had to modify his intense workout routine to protect the injured area. That’s led to emphasising different areas of his body to make sure he’s prepared for a return.

“I’m able to modify my leg workouts,” Syndergaard said. “I don’t want any flare …read more

Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports

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