New York Mets left-hander Bob Ojeda underwent successful surgery Wednesday after he nearly severed the upper one-third portion of the middle finger on his left hand with an electric hedge clipper in a gardening accident at his Long Island home.

The Mets said Ojeda underwent five hours of microsurgery at Roosevelt Hospital. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Parkes and Dr. Richard Eaton.Eaton said the tip of the finger was reattached including damaged arteries, tendons and nerves.

Parkes said it would take four to six months for Ojeda to recover.