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Mets’ Ike Davis Injures Calf During Infield Collision

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Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets heads back to his position at first base after an injury in the fourth inning on a play against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 10, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Davis did not return to the game in the next inning. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets heads back to his position at first base after an injury in the fourth inning on a play against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 10, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Davis did not return to the game in the next inning. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The injury bug bites again.

Mets first baseman Ike Davis left in the fifth inning of New York’s 4-3 win over Colorado on Tuesday night after he strained his left calf. He appeared to trip over David Wright’s foot as the two closed in on a pop up by Troy Tulowitzki.

Wright hung on to the ball near the mound for the second out of the fourth inning as Davis tumbled to the ground. Davis bounced up quickly but was limping noticeably. He remained in the game for the final out of the inning, but was replaced in the field to start the fifth.

Davis, whose single in the first inning drove in the Mets’ first two runs, is returning to New York for an MRI.

“I don’t feel like it’s that bad,” Davis said Wednesday. “You’ve got to take precautions, I guess.

“I feel like I could play in a couple of days. I don’t think there’s anything torn. It would hurt more if there was something torn, I feel. It’s a little sore, but the day after it’s usually a little sore.”

Wednesday’s game was rained out, but manager Terry Collins had no plans to use Davis in the series finale, which will be made up Thursday.

Davis wasn’t sure what happened on the play.

“We didn’t really collide that hard,” he said. “I think I just rolled my ankle or something. At the time, there was a lot of pain everywhere. They’re going to see how I feel (Wednesday) morning, and if it’s still bothering me, then maybe an MRI.”

With Davis out of the lineup, Daniel Murphy moved from second base to first, and Justin Turner came into the game to play second.

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