Mets’ Collins: ‘Gut’ Says Injured Wright Will Return Friday
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NEW YORK (WFAN) – David Wright’s broken right pinkie put a damper on the Mets’ hot start.
But it’s not all bad news. That is, if manager Terry Collins’ “gut” feeling turns out to be correct.
The disabled list is still a possibility for Wright, who is expected to see a hand specialist Thursday. Only Collins doesn’t see it shaking out that way.
“He feels a lot better,” Collins said after Wednesday’s 4-0 loss. “He’s getting another examination, and as I said last night, again I’m not a doctor and I don’t mean to step on the doctor’s toes, I’d never do that. But when they give us a final diagnosis of the whole thing, my gut tells me that you’ll see him Friday.”
The Mets, 0-2 without the All-Star, will open a three-game series in Philadelphia after Thursday’s off-day.
Though a quick return would help New York against the NL East rival Phillies, it could be risky. Wright has a history of playing through pain — and paying for it.
“I think David’s gonna be fine,” Collins said prior to the game. “I would not be at all surprised one bit to write his name in the lineup on Friday. Not one bit.”
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