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Michael Conforto’s recovery from surgery expected to take six months

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Conforto is set to undergo surgery for his shoulder injury on Wednesday.

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Michael Conforto will undergo surgery on his injured left shoulder on Wednesday, and the expectation at the moment is that it will take him six months to recover. That estimate would put Conforto on pace to return around the beginning of March, which is the month when spring training games get underway.

Conforto dislocated his left shoulder last month on a swing. An MRI revealed that he had a tear in the posterior capsule of his shoulder, an injury even more serious than initially expected. If Conforto is able to avoid any setbacks, it appears that he may be ready for the start of the 2018 campaign.

Conforto finished the 2017 season with an impressive .279/.384/.555 line and 27 home runs in 440 plate appearances. He was the Mets’ lone representative at the All-Star game this year. In his major league career, he now has a .256/.348/.495 line with a 126 wRC+.