Mets starter Taijuan Walker not ruling out Sunday return

ATLANTA — Taijuan Walker still hasn’t eliminated the possibility he will pitch Sunday for the Mets, but said that will only happen if he’s feeling 100 percent physically.

The right-hander revealed Thursday that an MRI exam taken after he departed his last start with what the team termed as back spasms revealed a slight bulging disk that he will have to manage.

Walker played catch before the Mets’ 3-2 series-ending loss at Truist Park. The Mets will have to decide by Friday whether he can take his next turn in the rotation.

Taijuan Walker
Taijuan Walker
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“Tuesday I was in a lot of pain — probably the worst pain that I have felt,” Walker said, adding that he’s improved remarkably since then. “Where I am today I am a little shocked, but we are definitely moving in the right direction.”

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