PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Mets outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo said on Thursday that he still faces two or three more weeks of rehab before resuming baseball activities. He is recovering from a torn tendon in his left foot.
“It’s definitely not how I pictured starting the season,” said Nimmo, the Mets’ first-round draft pick in 2011. “But the nice part is it seems to be a lot less serious than what we thought at first. I’m looking to just get this rehab process done this time. Hopefully, we’ll have a healthy season and not deal with it anymore.”
Nimmo, 22, said he was working out on Jan. 18 with no issues. He ate lunch after finishing his conditioning work. For an hour, he rested on a couch. But when he got up, Nimmo said he felt as if he had a broken foot.
When a week of rest did little to relieve the pain, Nimmo saw doctors. He received platelet-rich plasma therapy to speed up the healing process.
Nimmo hit .269/.362/.372 last season in the minors. He ended the season at Triple-A Las Vegas though he spent most of the year at Double-A Binghamton.