Manager Terry Collins said Lagares will have to receive a fully clean bill of health from team doctors if he's going to play again this season.
"I think if they say, 'You're OK to go, you can't do anymore damage,' then it's up to Juan," Collins said. "I don't know why we wouldn't run him out there. You owe your fans that -- if he can play, then let him go out there and play."
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