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Foot injury keeping Nimmo behind schedule

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- At the dawn of perhaps the most significant season of his career, Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo is a bit behind schedule. Nimmo still must rehab a tendon tear in his left foot for several more weeks before he can take the field with his teammates.

Nimmo originally injured the foot last month, though he can't pinpoint when exactly it happened.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- At the dawn of perhaps the most significant season of his career, Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo is a bit behind schedule. Nimmo still must rehab a tendon tear in his left foot for several more weeks before he can take the field with his teammates.

Nimmo originally injured the foot last month, though he can't pinpoint when exactly it happened.

"It's definitely frustrating," the 2011 first-round Draft pick said. "I ended [last] season with a little nick. And then to start the season this year with one, it's definitely not how I pictured starting this season. But the nice part is it seems to be a lot less serious than what we thought at first."

Injuries have become a significant part of Nimmo's career, including a sprained ACL in his left knee last summer and a facial injury from a foul ball later in the year. The Mets' fifth-ranked prospect enjoyed a productive summer overall, with a .269 average and a .362 on-base percentage in 104 games over three Minor League levels. But he knows he must stay healthy if he wants to to make his Major League debut this season.

"I definitely came into this year wanting to make an impact for this team," Nimmo said. "Especially watching it all unfold from home this past offseason for me, during the playoffs for them, it looked like something special. It's a special group of guys that we have now. And so it's something that I definitely want to be a part of."

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook, and listen to his podcast.

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