June 13, 2021

Mike Francesa blames Mets ‘dummies’ as Noah Syndergaard surgery ignites coronavirus outrage (New York Post)

Mike Francesa called the Mets “dummies” for announcing Tuesday that star pitcher Noah Syndergaard would undergo Tommy John surgery this week to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Many on social media were angered that Syndergaard would be undergoing the surgery, which has almost become a routine procedure for pitchers, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Several states have banned nonessential or elective surgery in order to better prepare hospitals for the influx of patients testing positive for the virus.

In Florida, where the surgery is taking place Thursday an hour from the Mets’ since-closed spring training facility, doctors are responsible for determining what is an essential surgery, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The Mets were told the surgery met the criteria of an essential surgery, The Post previously reported.

Not everyone thought that should be the case, and Francesa noticed.

“You’re going to get people furious, and they are,” Francesa said Tuesday while on the WFAN airwaves. “They’re going crazy everywhere. ‘How does he get elective surgery? I thought the hospitals closed elective surgery’ … And…

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