Mets minor league catcher Travis d'Arnaud has broken his left foot and is returning to New York for examination.

The Mets announced Thursday that the former Toronto Blue Jays prospect was injured the previous day in a game for triple-A Las Vegas. He was hit by a foul tip.

Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said d'Arnaud was scheduled to be examined by team doctors on Friday. There was no timetable for his return and surgery remains a possibility.

The 24-year-old d'Arnaud was a key piece in the off-season trade that sent National Hockey League Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto.

D'Arnaud was hitting .250 in 12 games for Las Vegas with five doubles, one homer and eight runs batted in.

D'Arnaud had a tear in his left knee last year and didn't play after June 25.