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Mets David Wright’s Return To The Diamond On Hold

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New York Mets captain David Wright has been given another blow to his return to the diamond as he has a right shoulder impingement and will be out of action and unable to throw a baseball for a few weeks. He was sent back to New York for further tests and listed as questionable for opening day.

Over the last four seasons from 2013-2016, Wright has suffered from various injuries that have kept him off the field for a total of 293 games and now there is no guarantee that he will step back on the diamond in 2017.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke with the media regarding Wright’s injury:

“He has been diagnosed with impingement in the right shoulder, basically soreness in the rotator-cuff that results from some instability in the shoulder. So he is not going to be throwing for a couple of weeks, probably not throwing with any real zip for a period after that…no structural damage, this is not a surgical issue, it’s just a matter to have to shut him down for a couple of weeks from throwing to make sure that we get that shoulder strengthened and stabilized.”

Wright, who made his major league debut with the Mets in 2004, is a 7-time All-Star that has seen better days in a Mets uniform, but the gutsy Mets captain has done all that has been asked of him to try and make a return. But after undergoing back surgery last season and now the current injury, it really looks highly unlikely that he will be able to return at full strength, but Mets fans all know that Wright will do all he can to be back on the field with his teammates, if at all possible.

David Wright has meant everything to the Mets organization as a huge veteran presence in the clubhouse for the younger ball players, who look up to him and truly respect him.

We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he is able to be a part of any major push to the playoff’s in 2017. His leadership will help to propel the younger ball players over the top.

Get well soon David!!



David Conde
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