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David Wright Injury Update: “Week-to-Week”


Tuesday night, before the Mets played the Padres at Petco Park in San Diego, David Wright met with his teammates prior to the game. The Captain, who has been out since April 14, filled in his club on the latest regarding his “spinal stenosis” diagnosis after doctors discovered the injury during his rehab on returning from the original injury, which was a hamstring pull.

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reported the following quotes regarding Wright stated to the media during his 17 minute press conference on June 2nd: “There has never been a question in my mind that not only am I going to come back, but that I am going to come back sooner rather than later. It’s just a matter of being symptom-free and meeting both time requirements and physical requirements in my rehab. I am just not there right now.”

Obviously, this is a big blow to the Metropolitans, as Wright is not only the leader on the field, but off it as well. Although Wright had been suffering through lingering injuries over the past two seasons, the Captain’s spinal stenosis was not expected. With the face of the franchise out for a long period of time, Terry Collins has had to make adjustments at 3rd base, ranging from Eric Campbell to Daniel Murphy. Even Ruben Tejada, a natural shortstop, has been switched to third to handle the load with Wright out.

Thankfully, Tejada’s hot bat prior to Wednesday’s game has helped carry the team, going 10-for-21 in an incredible streak. However, this short term fix does not cure the long term ramifications: the Mets NEED the Captain.

Although he has been quoted as being “week-to-week”, it might be a lot longer than that before the Mets fan base see, if ever again, David Wright back in a blue and orange uniform.

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