Niese to miss rest of season

Updated: August 5, 2009, 8:17 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Rookie Jonathon Niese became the New York Mets' latest injury victim Wednesday, his season ending in frightening fashion when he tore his right hamstring while covering first base against the St. Louis Cardinals and then collapsed during a practice pitch.

Niese was hurt in the second inning when Joe Thurston hit a one-out grounder to Daniel Murphy with runners at the corners. The first baseman threw to shortstop Angel Berroa, who made a return throw to first. Niese stretched ...

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