The New York Mets will spend the 2023 MLB season without their star closer. Edwin Díaz reportedly tore his patellar tendon in his right knee while celebrating Puerto Rico's World Baseball Classic win Wednesday, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN.
Díaz will undergo surgery to repair the injury, which is expected to keep him out the entire year.
New York Mets closer Edwin Díaz tore the patellar tendon in his right knee during the celebration after Puerto Rico’s WBC victory against the Dominican Republic. He will need surgery and is expected to miss the season.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 16, 2023
Díaz was injured after closing out Puerto Rico's win over the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. The victory sent Puerto Rico to the quarterfinals.
After the win, members of team Puerto Rico gathered on the field and jumped up and down. Díaz apparently hurt himself during the scrum, though the incident was not captured by cameras at the event. When the broadcast went back to a scrum, a few players were crouched around Díaz, who was on the ground holding his right knee.
This story will be updated.