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After Neck Surgery, Can This Be The End For Captain Wright?

David Wright

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The heart and soul of the New York Mets, David Wright, aka Captain America, underwent surgery on Thursday to fix a herniated disc in his neck. The successful procedure was performed by Dr Robert Watkins in Marina del Rey, California.

Wright missed time in 2015 when he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. He played eight games in April, then returned in August and was part of the run that helped the Mets reach the postseason and his first World Series.

This season, the Cap was batting .226, with eight doubles, seven home runs and 14 RBI’s in 37 games.

The 33-year old Wright, was on track to have one of his better offensive seasons in the last four years, but with the recent procedure, there isn’t any guarantee that Wright will be able to return in 2016 and the rest of his career may be in doubt.

The long time third baseman is the All-Time leader for the Mets in At-bats (5996), Runs (949), Hits (1777), Doubles (390), RBI (970), Walks (761), and if this is it, he will go down as one of the best hitters in the organization not to win a World Series.

Mets fans are not ready to say goodbye to their leader and if Wright is given even a slim chance that he can return, you can bet he will do whatever it takes to get back on the field.

We wish Wright a full recovery and hope that he is able to make it back for one last hurrah with the only team he has ever suited up for. He is one of the special ball players of our time that has played the game the way it was meant to be played.

I, myself am not ready to see him hang up his cleats for good, so my prayers will be going out each day for the Cap, that he will be back again to help lead the Mets young stars.

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