- Posted: 6:15 PM, July 20, 2012
“My arms felt tired, and nothing was there, I couldn’t hardly pick it up. The numbness in my hands, so I knew something was a lot different,’’ said Gee. “When I finally went to the hospital, and I’m diagnosed with a pretty big clot in my right shoulder, it’s pretty scary. I’m not a doctor, so immediately I think I’m going to die….You hear clot and you think it’s going to go somewhere else.
“They took me in the room and said we want you to see this. I had an MRI when they first diagnosed it, and you could see the dye was going down and then for about an inch nothing was there. They said this is pretty serious; that’s when I was freaking out.’’
Gee, the Mets’ fifth starter, made an appearance at Citi Field today after having just had another surgery to repair the damaged artery in his right shoulder. And even though he’s far more optimistic about his chances of pitching again this season, saying if all goes well he could be allowed to start throwing again in six weeks, Terry Collins seemed more inclined to look toward 2013.
“If he starts throwing in six weeks, it’ll be like his first day of spring training. So now you’ve got two or three or four more weeks to get him built up to where he’s gonna compete here,’’ said Collins. “Now you’re talking about a date where if we’re in the hunt, if we’re right there and if Dillon’s back and he’s at 100 percent, then it’s something we’ll do. But if not, I’m sure we’ll look toward next year.”