Condition of the ankle joint Carlos Correa and the impact he had on his latest contract, and what it might have going forward, remains a topic of conversation in some Major League Baseball circles.

In recent days, a journalist of the publication New York PostJohn Heyman, published in an op-ed in the said newspaper alleged statements from a doctor, whom he did not name, in which the doctor allegedly suggested that Correa’s ankle “was the worst he had ever seen.”

Contract negotiations with the Puerto Rican included drama the likes of which have probably never been seen before, with two teams, the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets, announcing deals with the Puerto Rican that later fell apart due to undisclosed issues related to with his ankle problem. .

Correa told The Athletic that he was very surprised that his ankle became an issue that could derail two hundred million dollars in negotiations.

“Other ankle specialists saw us and said we were going to be fine. Orthopedists who know me, including the one who operated on me,” he told the publication. “They reviewed the functionality of the ankle, which the ankle has been for the last eight years. I played at an elite level and it never affected my movement.

One detail the Puerto Rican added is that, according to what he told The Athletic, “the doctor who never touched me, never saw me and never did a test was the one who said my the ankle is out of order. “

Correa added that the same ankle specialist the San Francisco Giants used to flag the $350 million contract the organization offered him was the same one the Mets used to evaluate him in their $315 million offer : eminent ankle surgeon Robert Anderson.

“The Giants used an ankle specialist who didn’t give me the go-ahead. Then the Mets used the same specialist, who obviously wasn’t going to give me the go-ahead. I have already provided an opinion about my ankle to another organization. I wasn’t going to change it. Of course, he was going to stand by his words and his opinion, because that’s what he believed in.”

According to the Post, the Mets organization doctor Mark Dracoshe consulted with Anderson, whose low opinion of the player’s ankle caused the Giants to withdraw their original offer.

The Mets also withdrew their original offer before Correa signed a six-year, $200 million deal with the Minnesota Twins.

In June 2014, while playing in the minors under the Astros’ strong Class A system, Correa broke the fibula in his right ankle and suffered minor ligament damage in that area when he slipped during a game.

He underwent surgery to insert a plate in his ankle before making his major league debut on June 8, 2015. He won the American Rookie of the Year award that season.

In fact, everything Correa accomplished in his major league career came after surgery and with a plate in his ankle.