Spring Debut For Mets’ David Wright Next Week At ‘Earliest’

NEW YORK (WFAN) — David Wright’s spring debut will have to wait longer than expected.

Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that the All-Star likely won’t see any Grapefruit League action this week. Wright is considered day to day with soreness around his left ribcage.

“We always adjust, but I don’t see him playing until the start of next week,” said Collins, “at the earliest.”

The Mets are playing it safe with Wright, who missed another exhibition game Tuesday.

The third baseman instead powered through an “intense” session in the weight room, Collins said.

“We’ll see when they’re going to let him back on the field,” Collins told reporters. “He said there’s no pain at all, no discomfort at all, so those are all great signs. And he admitted, he told me today, ‘I think it was really a good move that we slowed this down.'”

Wright downplayed the injury Sunday.

“If this was opening day, I’d be playing 100 percent,” he said.

How concerned are you about Wright’s injury? Sound off below…

  • sarcasticallytrue

    It’s not the fact that he has soreness but from what. Swinging , sliding , throwing. The problem is THAT’S BASEBALL ! I’m in good shape but I can pull a muscle making pancakes but a professional athlete who has been conditioning all year should not have any problems playing baseball barring some mishap on the field. Mets fans are sick of hearing about headaches , mysterious fevers , & ” soreness “. All that being said if he is injured the Mets organization needs to forget about how long it will take for him to heal but what led to it, & how it can be avoided from happening again .. not only for Wright but future players. This organization HAS TO realize the Mets fans are plain sick of hearing about mysterious phenomena. Get it together .. yes its time 2 earn your pay .. go out & play ball. Oh yea didn’t feel like posting on the other page but this is for the Mets coaching staff …… TURNER IS AN EVERYDAY STARTER.

    • sarcasticallytrue

      i mean seriously what does this kid have 2 do … sorry somebody has 2 sit but this kid is consistent & more importantly TIMELY. He makes timely hits case closed. Why is this a debate ??? He was the 2nd or 3rd most impressive hitter on the team last year . Why is he fighting for playing time. Murphy or Duda has 2 sit sorry folks. A lot of people will disagree but give it two weeks he will be starting.

  • BklynCowpoke

    I am waiting to hear that he has a fractured or broken rib. Knowing the Mets history would you really be surprised?

  • steve torma

    Here we go again. another Mets year of injuries. who is the conditioning coach?

  • lcantor

    Maybe all teams are like this and I’m only sensitized to it because I’m a Mets fan, but every injury seems “day-to=day” and “no real cause for concern” and then results in missing 1/3 of the season if not all of it. This has a really ominous feeling.

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