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Yoenis Cespedes leaves Mets game with hamstring injury, could be “out a while”

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Just when you thought the injuries could not get any worse, they got worse.

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes came up lame while legging out a double in the bottom of the fourth inning in today’s loss to the Braves, and had to get helped off the field by team trainer Ray Ramirez and manager Terry Collins. This added injury to eventual insult, as the Mets went on to lose the game to Atlanta 7-5.

During Terry Collins’s post-game press conference, the manager admitted that Cespedes “could be out a while”, and that a stint on the disabled list is more likely than not for him, which would be an enormous blow to the scuttling Mets.

Marc Carig of Newsday reported that Cespedes is currently on his way to the hospital to get an MRI for what the team is calling a hamstring strain. This could not come at a worse time, as the Mets are set to face Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, and Joe Ross in their weekend series against the division-leading Washington Nationals. It is important to note that Cespedes has not been a picture of heath this season, and he just returned from a tight hamstring on Wednesday.