Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard continues to progress as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery, and the video Syndergaard posted on Thursday showed him taking a huge step.
In the video, Syndergaard is throwing indoors from the rubber. Watch it below:
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) November 12, 2020
On July 31, Syndergaard posted a video of himself throwing on flat ground in Florida, having a catch with recent Mets draft pick J.T. Ginn — who also recently underwent Tommy John surgery.
That Syndergaard has already advanced to throwing from the rubber almost certainly means that his rehab is on track.
Ordinarily, pitchers recovering from Tommy John throw from a short distance first, then longer distances, then the slope of the mound, and eventually the rubber.
While recovery from Tommy John surgery for pitchers usually ranges from 12-to-18 months, Syndergaard said on May 9 that he “fully” intends to be ready for Opening Day of 2021.
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