MLB star pitcher undergoes surgery and misses the first months of 2024

ARLINGTON.- Max Scherzerstar pitcher of the MLB, He underwent surgery for a herniated disc in his lower back and will miss a significant portion of the upcoming season.

The 39-year-old right-hander and three-time winner of the Cy Young He underwent surgery Thursday after injections and less invasive treatment failed to relieve his pain. They have to pay him 43.3 million dollars in his last season of the three-year, 130 million contract that he signed with the New York Mets.

The general manager of the Rangers, Chris Young indicated on Friday that Scherzer, who was left out of the squad in the World Series due to back pain, he confirmed the operation. Young said the team expects the player to fully heal between June and July.

In a statement released on Friday, Scherzer said his back pain worsened upon his return to his home in Florida after the season. and that he was diagnosed with a herniated disc.

“After a series of consecutive treatments and consulting with multiple specialists, I made the decision to have the recommended operation,” he said. “Having the procedure done will give me the best opportunity to pitch as much as possible for the Rangers in 2024.”.

Scherzer limited to 23 starts in 2022 due to oblique injury already 27 this year due to neck spasms and a sprained brachialis muscle.

He was left out in game 3 of the World Series after three innings and should have started Game 7, but was left out of the squad since Game 4 in Arizona, the night before they won the title in Game 5.

Some complex playoffs with the Rangers:

Scherzer arrived in an exchange with the Mets on July 30 and suffered a strained right shoulder muscle on September 12, he returned to start two games of the Championship Series against Houston and finished with a 0-1 record and a 9.45 ERA. Scherzer allowed five runs in four innings and took the loss in Game 3. He allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings and exited with a no-decision in Game 7.

“It’s obviously not the best news; however, We are happy that they diagnosed him and gave him a solutionYoung warned. “Max is recovering and feeling good and is excited to be healthy and back next summer.”