Mets’ Ike Davis To Campers: Injured Ankle ‘Not Good’; Terry Collins ‘Surprised’

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Mets first baseman Ike Davis told a group of Long Island campers on Tuesday that his injured ankle is “not good” and he’s resigned to not playing this season because of it.

“Best scenario is end of the year,” Davis told the youngsters during a question-and-answer session in Freeport, according to Newsday. “But probably next year.”

Davis reiterated his point with reporters afterward.

“Best-case scenario, hopefully, I get a couple weeks in or a month,” Davis said. “But I would say the majority odds are I probably wouldn’t play this year.”

When told of Davis’ comments before the Mets’ 4-2 win over the Cardinals, manager Terry Collins appeared upset saying, “I’m surprised he would say something like that.”

“I’ll have to discuss that with him,” said Collins. “He might want to inform me before he springs that on anyone else.”

Davis later backtracked a bit, telling reporters, “I’m not throwing in the towel. In three weeks if I’m not healthy, I’m not playing this year.”

The first baseman injured suffered a bone bruise in a collision with David Wright on May 10 and had a cortisone shot last week. He will have season-ending surgery if the shot doesn’t give him enough relief to play.

Davis joked: “If I didn’t have to ever run again, I’d be fine.”

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson admitted last month that a decision by the Mets’ medical staff to place Davis in a protective boot could be partially to blame for the setbacks.

“It could turn around. I’m not saying it’s not,” said Davis. “It’s just that I’m not going to tell you that I’m going to be playing, because I’ve done that every time now. So we’ll see.”

What do you think of Davis’ comments? Sound off in the comments below…

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  • LEE

    Seems this guy is trying to take advantage of the met’s poor medical and trainer system… When does a bone bruise end a player’s season… He wants to get paid and stay at home ?????…. He;s milking the system…

  • Chewing

    How can TC get upset with Ike’s comments. The Mets haven’t told the fans the truth in ages. Good for Ike for saying what he thinks. Don’t let them push you around Ike, you are what’s right with this team. Speedy recovery mate.

  • Kurt Spitzner

    what happened with my last comment?was it something i said?if so then this one will surely post now won’t it!

    • Kurt Spitzner

      Yup!see ya,not wasting any more time!

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