So Mets: Noah Syndergaard Headed To The DL With Hand, Foot, And Mouth Disease

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In typical Mets news, ace pitcher Noah Syndergaard is headed to the disabled list two days after beating the Yankees in his first start after the All-Star Break. While this may sound terrible, Mets fans can rest easy knowing the injury doesn’t involve Thor’s elbow, forearm or shoulder, but a mere case of hand, foot, and mouth disease.
Seriously.
The New York Times’ James Wagner tweets Thor possibly contracted the disease while volunteering at a kids camp, because bad things just happen when you play for the other New York team:


MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo adds he was dealing with blisters and had trouble breathing during his start against the Yankees:


An overview of the illness from the Mayo Clinic for those unfamiliar with it:

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease — a mild, contagious viral infection common in young children — is characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is most commonly caused by a coxsackievirus.
There’s no specific treatment for hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Frequent hand-washing and avoiding close contact with people who are infected with hand-foot-and-mouth disease may help reduce your child’s risk of infection.

Thor going on the DL is an appropriate way to cap what has been a deflating weekend for Mets fans. The team, of course, traded lights out closer Jeurys Familia to the Athletics for two non-prospects and cash Friday.

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