New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes suffered a "violent fall" and sustained a right ankle fracture in a hole according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.
Van Wagenen says Cespedes was not riding a horse, but the injury was sustained in a non-baseball related activity. The Mets' GM did not elaborate further or offer any sort of timeline for his recovery.
Cespedes was already on the injured list after undergoing surgery on both of his heels last year. He was originally expected to return mid-way into the 2019 campaign.
The 33-year-old is in the third year of a four-year, $110 million he signed with the Mets that has largely been overshadowed by injury. Since signing the deal, he has appeared in just 119 games with 26 home runs and 71 RBI.
The Mets host the Washington Nationals in a four-game series beginning Monday night at Citi Field.