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Niese MRI reveals inflammation in AC joint

Jonathon Niese

Jonathon Niese

#49 SP
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM17
  • W5

  • L4

  • BB28

  • K74

  • ERA2.96

NEW YORK -- A day after being placed on the disabled list with a left shoulder strain, Jonathon Niese underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed inflammation in the AC joint in the top of the shoulder, according to the southpaw.

Niese has been prescribed anti-inflammatory medication. He still plans to miss only one start and return during the first series after the All-Star break, at San Diego.

A Mets official had said that Niese's MRI looked the same as one taken during spring training, but Niese said there actually were differences.

The spring-training MRI showed weakness in the scapula. He was prescribed strengthening exercises back then. This time inflammation existed in the AC joint.