Jeff McNeil said Thursday that he will need surgery for the wrist fracture he suffered on Wednesday night, but should be "good to go" for Spring Training.
"They said this is kind of no big deal," McNeil said about the surgery he expects to take place on Tuesday. "Recovery time is quick after surgery, they said. They have no worries."
"I would imagine," McNeil said when asked if he would be ready for Spring Training in February. "I should be good to go. ... should be no problem."
McNeil suffered a right distal ulnar fracture during the sixth inning on Wednesday night at Citi Field when Marlins LHP Josh Smith hit him with an 89 MPH fastball.
After getting hit, McNeil crouched in pain near home plate before exiting the game.
"You really couldn't tell by looking at it," manager Mickey Callaway said after the game. "He was in pain, so it was a no-brainer to get him out of the game, especially with the score. But you couldn't tell that it was fractured like (the X-ray showed)."
McNeil followed up his terrific rookie season with an even more impressive second season in the majors, hitting .318/.384/.531 with 23 homers, 38 doubles, one triple, and 75 RBI.