Mets’ David Wright Has Stress Fracture In Lower Back

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Mets third baseman David Wright has a stress fracture in his lower back and will miss multiple weeks GM Sandy Alderson said Monday.

Wright had an MRI on his ailing back, and is expected to sit out for about 10 days.

The Mets said Monday that he is not going on the disabled list and that his injury doesn’t require surgery.

“I was shocked by it,” manager Terry Collins said about the diagnosis. “… He is without a question the face of this team. His presence in this lineup is something we need. We’re going to ask other guys to pick it up as of today. But I was shocked and unhappy.”

The injury originally occurred April 19 trying to make a tag on Houston’s Carlos Lee at third base at Citi Field.

“It’s not clear exactly how long he’s been playing in pain, but we do think that we traced the injury back to the diving play at third base involving Carlos Lee,” Alderson said.

Wright is hitting .226 with six home runs and 18 RBIs.

Willie Harris will play third base against the Rockies on Monday.

What does this injury mean for the Mets? Leave a comment below.

  • Phreddie Popp

    david …. get well soon… hope you soon back on 3rd… your cuz…

  • jim g

    to pete spaz…..why dont you buy a bib for the king of the dribblers……mr sissy boy jeter and a box of tissues for mr dumbo posado.. Get used to it dirt bag …….ITS OVER FOR THE SO CALLED CORE 4.

    • Pete Spaz

      and this comes from a LOSER Mets fan with overrated players in Reyes & Wright. At least the Yankees won 5 WS titles with Jeter & Posada, both are up in age but Reyes & Wright are young with no sign of the Mets EVER winning with both.

      I’m sure you’ve done a lot of crying in the last 25 yrs, but the question is from seeing the Yankees winning titles or the Mets being one of the worst ball club in baseball or both? I’m sure the truth hurts Jim girl, put a quarter in the slot & call someone who cares.

  • meesh

    it’s amazing how delicate baseball players are…

  • SJR

    This is what happens when players think they have to “play hurt.” How much has Wright worsened his injury by playing for the past four weeks?

    • Avi

      You’d probably be the first one to criticize someone who doesn’t play through an injury.

  • The Cryptojournalist

    Can I just laugh at this news?

    Hahahahahahahaha, poor, sad Mets fans.

    Hey, there’s still time in the season to be Cleveland Indians fans

    • jim g

      After tonight I think I’ll be a Tampa fan. Talk about hahahahahahahaha. Say goodnight…..the party’s OVER. hahahahahahaha!

    • Rugbyball

      Ha, Ha, Ha…you said Cleveland

  • Pete Spaz

    Maybe the new 3b won’t strike out 1/2 his at bats.

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