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Mets injury news: Jeremy Hefner has UCL tear and forearm fracture

Hefner, who had been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, may now require a second major surgery.

Marc Serota

According to ESPN New York, Jeremy Hefner has been diagnosed with a forearm fracture and a torn UCL that may need a second major surgery.

In 2013, Hefner saw some success with the Mets. He was a more-than-serviceable back-of-the-rotation starter, with a 4.34 ERA on the year, and he even had a stretch in June where he looked like an ace. That just made it all the more disappointing when Hefner underwent Tommy John surgery in late August, presumably keeping him out for most, if not all, of 2014. The 28-year-old righty had been on schedule with his rehabilitation when he was pulled from his August 6 start at High-A Port St. Lucie after just one inning.

This is, of course,  terrible news, and you cannot help but feel for Hefner, who will now need to spend another entire year working his way back to the major leagues. We can only hope that Hefner makes a full recovery from this, and we can see him pitch again in 2016.