"Just don’t bother coming back this season" - Mets fans ask Kodai Senga to prioritize rehab over return amid losing start

Mets fans ask Kodai Senga to prioritize rehab over return amid losing start; GETTY
Mets fans ask Kodai Senga to prioritize rehab over return amid losing start; GETTY

Kodai Senga's rehabilitation session was postponed due to nerve inflammation revealed in Friday's MRI reports. Senga, who initially strained his shoulder capsule in February, was expected to join the Mets by the end of May this season.

However, recent reports indicate that the 31-year-old New York Mets ace will require more time before returning. There is currently no timeline for his return.

Fans expressed concerns that Senga might miss the entire season and took to social media to voice their worries as the player expressed "regrets" for the delayed start to his season.

A couple of fans were understanding of Kodai Senga's situation and how his career is very much at stake.

"Just don’t bother coming back this season gang it’s not worth risking your career," a fan commeted.
"The guy needs TJ surgery. He should just get it now and this way he can be back around the all star break next season," a fan replied.
"He's making a career decision and I don't think I blame him," a fan tweeted.

One fan is still holding out hope that Kodai Senga can still pitch before the end of the season.

"As usual with the Mets it’s the weirdest updates you could ever imagine. Let’s just hope he takes the mound before the season is over," a fan tweeted.

However, a couple of fans are coming to grips with the fact that they are unlikely to see Senga anytime soon.

"At this rate Acuna will be back before Senga," a fan replied.
"I figured a return at the All star break, but didn’t know it would be in 2025," a fan commented.

In his debut year with the Mets, Kodai Senga had an impressive performance, pitching for 166.1 innings with a 2.98 ERA in 29 games and achieving a 12-7 record. However, if Senga misses out on this season, he may lose his opt-out opportunity, which is contingent on pitching 400 innings from 2023-2025 (he is currently at 166.1 innings).

Kodai Senga wants to join the team amid his extended injury break

On Monday, Kodai Senga expressed his eagerness to join the Mets and help them rebound. However, his condition doesn’t allow him to do so, leaving him with many regrets.

“It’s obviously not ideal. A lot of regretful feelings. But I just want to get back out there. I’m here at the stadium. I see all the guys fighting, and it really makes me want to have the urge to get back out there and pitch for the team,” Senga said via interpreter, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

As of now, the Mets are continuing to struggle, having recently lost a series to the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. They will next welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers to Queens for a three-game series, hoping to secure some wins before Senga’s potential return.

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