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Edwin Diaz all smiles after surgery, thanks Mets fans for support

Apr 29, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) reacts to his part in the combined no-hitter in the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports / Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports

Mets star closer Edwin Diaz underwent a successful repair of the patellar tendon in his right knee on Thursday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the devastating injury that’s likely to keep him out for the entire 2023 season.

Following his surgery, Diaz took to Twitter to thank Mets fans for all of their support following the injury and said he can’t wait to be back in New York “and play those trumpets.”

“To all my beloved fans, especially the Mets fans, I want to let you know that I am doing well and healing. I feel blessed and grateful for your support with messages and prayers, thank you very much! I can’t wait to see you guys in NY again and play those trumpets,” Diaz tweeted.

The closer’s wife, Nashaly Mercado, posted a picture of him to Instagram after surgery and called her husband “a warrior” for giving his all for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.

“Thank you all for your kind messages, good vibes and positive comments. We prepare ourselves for a lot of things but NEVER for these situations and how it hurts when they happen. Husband you are a warrior yesterday you gave it ALL to bring joy to our country I didn’t end as we expected but thank God you’re fine that’s the most important thing. In gods name everything will be fine. We love you my life ❤️,” Mercado wrote on Instagram.

Earlier on Thursday, Diaz posted to Instagram and thanked all of Puerto Rico for their support, noting that the surgery went as planned.

“Puerto Rico, I’m good!!” Diaz wrote. “My family and I are beyond grateful with all the support we have received from you though your messages and prayers. The operation was successful thank God and we hope the recovery will be the same. Keep supporting our Team Rubio, don’t leave! ! Grateful and blessed for the love shown to me I will never forget it PR thank you!”

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