In a case of the injury that really wasn't, Mets fans can hold their panic off just a little bit longer. Jonathon Niese, sidelined yesterday with what was alternately described as dead-arm, triceps soreness, and shoulder fatigue, will resume throwing.
From ESPNNY's blog:
An MRI of New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese's pitching shoulder has come back "clean," and the southpaw will resume throwing within a couple of days, manager Terry Collins said.
Niese had been dispatched to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Wednesday after complaining of shoulder discomfort. He told ESPNNewYork.com before departing that the exam primarily was for peace of mind considering he missed two months last season with a partially torn rotator cuff.Rubin went on to note that Niese was still penciled in to start on Opening Day.
So, we can all take a deep breath and relax. The catastrophic turn for the worse that is almost assuredly coming has not happened yet.