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Mets’ David Wright Fighting Through Back Soreness

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Although he says it’s “really not that big of a deal,” David Wright admitted on Monday he’s nursing back and neck soreness stemming from a collision with Houston Astros star Carlos Lee three weeks ago.

“It’s just something you play through,” Wright said before yesterday’s loss to the Colorado Rockies. “It’s one of those things where obviously you’ve got to know your body and what you can play through and what you can’t play through.”

Wright had been mired in a 3-for-19 slump entering yesterday’s game, something the third baseman said has nothing to do with his back.

“There’s a difference between being banged up and being hurt,” Wright said.

Manager Terry Collins sees things differently.

“I do believe it has something to do with it,” he said. “David Wright will never make it an excuse. … This guy’s just too good a hitter to run through the streak he’s going through.

“He’s been playing with it. He’s just fighting through it. When this thing starts to go away, and I think it will as the weather warms up a little bit, you’ll see the swing of old.”

Does Wright need some time on the bench? Sound off below…

  • LJ

    LOL at injuries being a “joke” or a “non-story”. 3 Mets not going to Walter Reed is a joke of a story… reporting on players health is a normal, typical part of a reporters job.


    this is new, even the Mets players are now using the injury excuse, I thought only the Mets fans were using that on why the Mets players suck. Must be contagious.

  • Joke

    its stories like this that will help ticket sales plunge. Not the writers fault, just the subject matter the writer had to cover. Yes, give the poor baby some rest by all means. Whew, what a joke.

    • dico j.

      I agree….There is always going to be some excuse to why he stinks. Maybe the guy just isn’t that good. Has anybody ever thought of that?

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