Beltran needs Rest – will sit through All-Star Game says Specialist

Per Adam Rubin of the Daily News:

Carlos Beltran’s trip to Vail, Colo., provided a reassuring diagnosis, a source familiar with the examination told the Daily News.

and we can now exhale

and we can now exhale

Dr. Richard Steadman, who examined Beltran (pictured right) on Monday, agreed with the team medical staff’s assessment that the center fielder is suffering from a bone bruise. Steadman is expected to recommend Beltran remain inactive slightly longer than Mets doctor David Altchek initially suggested — until after the All-Star break. The doctors had yet to speak as of Tuesday morning, according to a source.

The Steadman Hawkins Clinic is where Alex Rodriguez had hip surgery. The group also has pioneered microfracture surgery on knees. But assistant GM John Ricco explicitly said Monday that Beltran’s choice for that location for a second opinion did not automatically mean he was a candidate for that surgical procedure.

While it stinks to be without him through at least the All-Star Break, at least it sounds like he should be ready for the majority of the 2nd half. A glimmer of hope has been allotted to the Mets Faithful.

Posted by Robert Z

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