Gee is expected to be able to resume throwing in six to eight weeks. But under the best-case scenario he would return only in late September, or in October if the Mets reach the playoffs. The source, however, said that is secondary to getting Gee ready for the 2013 season.
No longer-lasting ramifications for Gee in terms of his health or his career after the procedure is performed are expected, since it should fix the issue and prevent future clotting in the shoulder. So Gee should be good to pitch from the outset next season regardless whether he returns this year.
Gee, 26, is 6-7 on the season with a 4.10 ERA in 109.2 innings.
This is really a big blow. I really thought, looking at other cases, that Gee would be back within a couple of weeks. Now, he won’t even start throwing for at least another month and a half.