Floyd's status for Mets' home opener uncertain

Updated: April 11, 2004, 2:36 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- New York Mets left fielder Cliff Floyd left Sunday's game against the Montreal Expos in the first inning with what appeared to be a right leg injury.

Cliff Floyd

Floyd was running to first after hitting a weak infield grounder and started limping before getting to the base.

He immediately grabbed his right thigh and was attended to by the team's trainer and manager Art Howe. He was helped off the field, and replaced by Eric Valente.

Floyd will be re-evaluated Monday in New York. It was uncertain whether he would play in the Mets' home opener Monday against the Braves.

Right fielder Shane Spencer moved to left field, and Valente to right.

Floyd was hit by a pitch in the right leg in Friday's game against the Expos.

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