Mets Brandon Nimmo 'week to week' with ankle and knee sprain, worst-case scenario avoided


Brandon Nimmo seems to have avoided a major injury, but his status for Opening Day is now up in the air.

Mets general manager Billy Eppler told reporters on Saturday that Nimmo has a low grade sprain in his right knee and ankle, and “is on a week to week” basis in terms of his recovery.

Nimmo came up lame on Friday night after his cleat appeared to get caught under him while sliding into second base during spring training action, and limped off the field.

“Good news, everything structurally looks sound,” Eppler said. “He’s in a week-to-week situation right now. We’ve got some time before Opening Day, so we’ll just continue to watch him and probably have an update on him probably around a week from now, and then we’ll be able to give  a little bit better of a timetable on him.

“Feel good about the results that we got compared to what they could have looked like.”

With Opening Day less than two weeks away, Nimmo’s availability for the season opener is very much in doubt, though it looks like the Mets avoided the worst, a needed relief after losing Edwin Diaz for the season just days earlier.

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