The New York Mets have avoided a major blow.

An MRI on Jacob deGrom's sore back came back clean, according to reports. The pitcher was sent for tests after exiting an intrasquad game early with tightness in his back.

deGrom is supposed to start on Opening Day against the Atlanta Braves, but that could change now.

"It's a little bit too early still to make those decisions," Luis Rojas said. "We'll have to see what comes out of the MRI."