Edwin Diaz thanks fans for well-wishes after concerning injury

Mets pitcher Edwin Diaz thanked fans and well-wishers for their support after his devastating injury at the World Baseball Classic.

It was all smiles for Puerto Rico and Edwin Diaz after their World Baseball Classic win over the Dominican Republic. Until it wasn’t.

Diaz tore his patellar tendon while celebrating the victory and had to be taken off the field in a wheel chair.

Now with the Mets confirming he had to undergo surgery, Diaz has had a chance to address fans.

“To all my beloved fans, especially the Mets fans, I want to let you know that I am doing well and healing,” Diaz tweeted. “I feel blessed and grateful for your support with messages and prayers, thank you very much! I can’t wait to see you guys in NY again and play those trumpets.”

WBC injury ended Edwin Diaz’s 2023 season with the Mets before it began

The injury to Diaz was the last thing anyone wanted to see at the WBC. It took a joyous moment for Puerto Rico and turned it into a nightmare for both the national team and the Mets.

Diaz was an All-Star for the first time with the Mets and second time in his career last year. He had 32 saves while maintaining a career-high 1.31 ERA. It was his

After the season, he signed a five-year contract to stay with the Mets. At $102 million over the life of the contract, he became the first closer to receive a nine-figure deal.

He was supposed to return in 2023 and help lead New York to that elusive World Series. Instead he’ll spend most of the year rehabbing his injury. The timeline for recovery is around eight months, so there is little chance he’ll appear in a Mets jersey this year.

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