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.
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