Mets’ Brandon Nimmo suffers low-grade ankle and knee sprain, status for Opening Day unclear

New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo suffered a low-grade ankle and knee sprain during Sunday’s game against the Washington Nationals. The injury occurred while Nimmo was running the bases in the second inning. He was immediately taken out of the game and will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury.

The Mets have not yet released an official update on Nimmo’s status for Opening Day, which is just over a week away. However, the outlook does not look promising. Ankle and knee sprains can be very difficult to recover from, and even a low-grade sprain could sideline a player for multiple games or even weeks.

Nimmo, who is considered one of the top outfielders in the league, has been a key player for the Mets over the past few seasons. He was expected to play a major role in the team’s success this year, so losing him for any amount of time would be a significant blow to the team’s chances.

If Nimmo is unable to play on Opening Day, the Mets will likely turn to Kevin Pillar or Albert Almora Jr. to fill the void. While both players are solid options, they do not have the same level of experience or skill that Nimmo brings to the field.

The Mets are hoping to bounce back this season after a disappointing 2020 campaign. The addition of Francisco Lindor has given the team a boost, and they are considered one of the favorites to win the National League East. However, losing Nimmo would certainly hurt their chances.

The team will be holding their breath as they wait for more information on Nimmo’s injury. Hopefully, it is nothing serious and he will be able to return to the field soon. However, if he is unable to play on Opening Day, the Mets will need to find a way to overcome this setback and continue their pursuit of a championship.

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