After recently suffering a "violent fall" at his ranch, Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes' season is officially over without it having ever begun.
Cespedes suffered "ankle fractures" during the fall, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen.said on Monday, and underwent ankle surgery on Thursday.
Van Wagenen said Monday that Cespedes was being evaluated at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and that they needed more information from doctors before fully understanding the severity of the injury.
We now know that the severity of the injury necessitated surgery.
The GM added Monday that Cespedes did not fall off a horse while suffering the injury, but did fall and step in a hole in which he "twisted and put his leg and foot" in a bad position.
Van Wagenen would not get into any further specifics about the accident and how it happened.
With Cespedes out for the year, the Mets -- whose contract with Cespedes is insured -- will be receiving roughly 70 percent of his $29 million salary for 2019 back via insurance.
The 33-year-old Cespedes is under contract for one more season, and will earn $29.5 million in 2020.
Cespedes had been working his way back from dual heel surgeries he had last year and had been doing some running and taking batting practice with hopes to return this season.