'Definitely not what I was expecting'

James McCann cropped 4/9/22

Mets C James McCann informed press reporters prior to Saturday’s video game that he would go through surgical treatment “early this week” on his fractured left hamate.

“Caught me off guard, for sure,” McCann, whom the Mets put Friday on the 10-day IL, stated prior to New York’s 7:10 p.m. match with the Seattle Mariners. “It’s definitely not what I was expecting, especially the hamate. To this day, I still pass the strength test. It’s something we had kind of written off, as far as being a thing. It caught me off guard. Surprised. Definitely wasn’t expecting to be told I had a fractured bone.”

“We were just trying to confirm surgery, and we’re trying to get done quickly as possible ’cause it just speeds up the recovery process,” McCann included. “I would’ve loved to be able to do it (Friday), but that’s just not the nature of it. So we’re still finalizing which day, but it’ll be early this week that we get it taken care of.”

McCann, who turns 32 on June 13, last played in a video game May 10 — the Mets’ 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals — with a 1-for-3 line and an RBI.

“I don’t know when it happened,” McCann stated of the injury, which the Mets revealed has a six-week healing timeline. “The doctor said I’ve been dealing with it for a while. It finally just got to a point where the pain tolerance wasn’t — I just couldn’t do it anymore.

“Like I stated a few days ago, I’d had some basic discomfort for a while there. It’d type of reoccured. … The common hamate is a man takes one swing and loses strength in his hand. That’s not truly what took place to me. It simply something that, in time, slowly took place.”

In 21 video games this season, McCann slashed .196/.266/.286 with one crowning achievement and 6 RBI.

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