David Wright Has Ultrasound-Guided Injection To Left Rib-Cage Area

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Mets third baseman David Wright had an ultrasound-guided injection on Monday to his left rib-cage area, says CBSSports’ Jon Heyman.

The former All-Star third baseman returned to New York on Friday to have his sore rib cage examined.

Wright has not played in an exhibition game this year. The slugger has fielded ground balls this spring, but has not thrown or swung a bat.

“Basically, what the doctors have told us is he had essentially plateaued — there was a little bit of soreness, not a great deal — but that this will accelerate the recovery process,” Alderson said.

An MRI exam did not reveal significant damage, Alderson added.

Wright hit .254 with just 14 homers and 61 RBIs last season.

Are you worried about David Wright? Or do you trust that he’ll be on the field for Opening Day? Sound off with your comments below…

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  • Rich

    Why have the Mets been so injury ridden the last several years? Has the game changed so much that this extra conditioning they do during the off season is detrimental? Could the Babe exist during this era? Something is not adding up & as a frustrated Mets fan, stop pushing the guys to be so pumped up. When injuries do happen, they are disasteous to both the individual & the team!

  • flea

    “See you, in September. See you, when the summers’ through.”……The Happenings..1966.

  • Gene

    Get rid of the weight room. I think lifting weights has a detrimental affect on baseball players

  • Mike Ferrer


  • Jeffrey Busch

    Why wait so long to treat him? Another example of the ineptitude of the Mets medical & training staff. Next we will hear that he is out until the all-star break.

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