Yoenis Cespedes reportedly hurt shoulder doing push-ups
Yoenis Cespedes left the New York Mets’ Game 4 NLCS clinching win over the Chicago Cubs in the second inning with a shoulder injury. There were no real signs of the outfielder hurting himself in the game, so many were perplexed about the situation. But now we have a better idea of how he got hurt.
Sources: Wrigley Field doesn't have usual weight room, so Cespedes was doing push-ups and aggravated AC joint. Mets don't see as serious.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 22, 2015
Ordinarily I’d throw in a “Do you even lift, bro?” line here, but we both know that Cespedes could crush me between his thumb and index finger at any time if he wanted. The guy is ripped. Oh, and I do have to admit that I too aggravated my shoulder doing push-ups a few months back, so I know what Cespedes is feeling.
As Buster Olney reported, Cespedes does not anticipate the injury being an issue in the World Series.
Cespedes: "I'll be fine by Sunday. If not I'll chop it off and put a new (arm) on." Also said golfed today, didn't injure shoulder doing it.
— Peter Botte (@PeterBotte) October 22, 2015
Cespedes was removed from the game because he reportedly could not lift his left arm. Manager Terry Collins said after the Mets’ 8-3 win that Cespedes had an injection in his shoulder.
Cespedes walked and scored a run but also struck out in the game. He’s batting .265 with two home runs in the postseason.