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Noah Syndergaard gets 'positive' second opinion on torn lat

The second opinion on Noah Syndergaard's torn right lat muscle by Dr. Neal ElAttrache was "all positive" in that it revealed he has nothing more than a simple muscle tear, according to multiple reports.

However the Mets ace is still expected to have an extended stay on the disabled list with conservative estimates having him miss three months.

The Mets placed Syndergaard on the 10-day DL on Monday, but GM Sandy Alderson said then that, "This won't be measured in days, it will be measured in weeks" and said Syndergaard's absence will be "a considerable time."

Syndergaard had missed his previous start on April 27 because of biceps and shoulder discomfort. He had been scheduled for an MRI on April 28 but declined to have one after throwing a bullpen session.

Syndergaard exited his start Sunday against the Washington Nationals in the bottom of the second inning, grabbing his right side after throwing a pitch to Bryce Harper. He had allowed five runs on five hits in the first inning during a 23-5 Nationals win.

Alderson also said on Monday that it was his decision to start Syndergaard on Sunday.

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