Mets outfielder Michael Conforto has a right oblique strain and will be reassessed next week, GM Brodie Van Wagenen said after Tuesday's spring training game.
Conforto tweaked his side after making a catch during the Mets' game against the Nationals on Saturday and flew back to New York Monday to meet with the team physician, Dr. David Altchek, after already undergoing an MRI in Florida.
Conforto made a last minute shift to the left in order to make the catch after shielding his eyes from the sun, and left the game before the start of the sixth inning.
This news will likely put Conforto's chances of playing on Opening Day in doubt, with the first pitch of the season just over two weeks away.
Conforto has been an otherwise healthy member of the Mets outfield since dislocating his shoulder back in 2017. He played in 150-plus games in both 2018 and 2019.