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Jeff McNeil diagnosed with bone contusion on his left knee

His X-rays and MRI both came back clean and he is considered day-to-day, which is good news for the Mets.

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After today’s game, the Mets announced that Jeff McNeil has a bone contusion on his left knee. McNeil was forced to exit the game in the first inning after colliding with the wall in left field making a run-saving catch. He was slow to get up and unable to put weight on his left leg, which necessitated using the cart to transport him off the field.

Considering how gruesome the injury potentially looked after the play, the update on McNeil is good news for the Mets. Both his X-rays and MRI were negative and he is considered day-to-day for now. Manager Luis Rojas said that he does not expect McNeil to need a stint on the injured list.

With J.D. Davis looking very comfortable at third base, McNeil has been slotted in the outfield on a near daily basis and handled it well. He has already missed some time this season due to back tightness, but the Mets hope the duration the lefty fixture at the top of the lineup will be sidelined will be similarly brief this time around. McNeil holds a .293/.358/.362 slash line this season so far in 67 plate appearances.