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Noah Syndergaard takes sharp line drive off the ribs and is forced to exit Mets' win over Phillies, but X-rays come back negative

Noah Syndergaard takes sharp line drive off the ribs and is forced to exit Mets' win over Phillies, but X-rays come back negative

Noah Syndergaard admitted he was scared when he saw a line drive coming straight for his chest.

“That’s been my nightmare since I started playing baseball,” he said.

Luckily the Mets escaped a real nightmare when X-rays on Syndergaard’s ribs came back negative after he was nailed by a Cesar Hernandez liner in the seventh inning of their 10-5 win over the Phillies Saturday night. Knowing nothing was broken after the game, Syndergaard was able to joke around about the frightening scene.

“Everyone’s asking if I’m ok, I’m just concerned if the ball’s OK,” he said.

Syndergaard said he expects to be sore in the morning, and all jokes aside, the biggest concern for Mickey...

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