MRI Results on Robinson Cano's Hamstring Injury Deliver Huge Blow to Mets

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Mets makes an out during the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field on July 27, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
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Robinson Cano hasn't been having the greatest of seasons, oft facing criticism for his lack of hustle throughout the season. He's been red-hot of late, however, going 10-for-25 with a home run and 4 RBI across his past six games.

Unfortunately, just as he and the Mets have begun to heat up, he may be sidelined for a lengthy spell. According to reports, an MRI revealed the veteran second baseman has a torn hamstring.

The 36-year-old was placed on the IL with what had previously been described as a hamstring straing It comes at a most inopportune time for both Cano and his club. The Mets have won nine of their past 10 games and are pushing to get back in the playoff hunt.

Despite Cano's lack of production throughout the season, losing the veteran now could prove costly.

It remains to be seen just how long Cano will be out, as no timetable has been offered, but he won't require surgery on the hamstring.

At best, Mets fans should be hoping that Robbie will be back before the end of the regular season.