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Mets injury update: Curtis Granderson's thumb progressing after surgery

The torn UCL in his thumb did not hinder Granderson's performance in the World Series.

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Curtis Granderson is recovering nicely from surgery that repaired the torn UCL in his left thumb that he suffered during Game 3 of the NLCS against the Chicago Cubs.  He had the stitches removed last Tuesday and is currently in a brace. He should be working on range of motion soon and expects to be fully healthy and ready to go for the start of spring training.

Granderson suffered the injury while diving into second base and jamming the thumb into Starlin Castro's cleat. Tape and ice helped Granderson manage the pain throughout the rest of the postseason, as he went on to be one of the Mets more productive bats in the team's five-game World Series loss to the Royals. He hit three home runs and knocked in five runs, both team highs.

Granderson had a great season in 2015. In 682 plate appearances in the regular season, he hit .259/.364/.457 with 26 home runs, and he was worth 5.1 fWAR. In 64 plate appearances in the postseason, he hit .283/.375/.491 with three home runs.