MLB Injuries

Yoenis Cespedes with heel tendinitis-Dr. Parekh

Photographer: Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes departed the 6-1 victory against the Chicago Cubs Monday in the sixth inning with heel tendinitis. The superstar was 1-for-3 before exiting the game.

In the best case scenario, Cespedes will be diagnosed with either plantar fasciitis or heel tendinitis and will be evaluated on a daily basis and may take two to four weeks to return. Worst case, though, is that Cespedes has a stress fracture and will need to be shut down for two to four weeks before resuming baseball activities.

Despite an injury-plagued start to the 2017 season, Cespedes leads the Mets with a .638 slugging percentage and has hit seven home runs and 14 runs batted in.

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