David Wright Injury: Updates on Mets Star's Shoulder and Return

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 27, 2014

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Updates from Friday, July 4

The Mets' official Twitter feed reports the latest on Wright:

Updates from Monday, June 30

Adam Rubin of ESPN updated David Wright's status for Monday's game:

Mike Puma of the New York Post talked to manager Terry Collins about Wright's status:

Updates from Saturday, June 28

Mike Puma of the New York Post provides an update on David Wright's shoulder:

FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal added more:


Updates from Friday, June 27

ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin provides an update on David Wright's status:


Original Text:

A poor year for the New York Mets is looking worse, as David Wright is now dealing with an apparent shoulder injury.

The star third baseman was set to start the team's June 27 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates until he became a late scratch, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin:

Marc Carig of Newsday provided a few more details on the situation, which has apparently been an issue for some time:

Rubin provided comments from Wright:

Last night on a couple of different occasions I did something to reaggravate it and it got worse. I was hoping to be able to push through it. They obviously shut that down. So now it's just protocol, like normal—head back, get an MRI. Hopefully just some rest, maybe an injection, and hopefully I'll be back in a couple of days...

I would say it's fairly painful. The issue is that these last three weeks I felt like I've been able to be productive and go through normal baseball things without feeling hesitant. Last night that wasn't the case. I felt like it was prohibiting me from doing certain things on a baseball field.

Wright has had an underwhelming season up to this point, totaling just six home runs and 41 RBI to go with a .277 batting average in 79 games. Unsurprisingly, the Mets have struggled with him, as they recently moved into last place in the NL East with a 36-43 record.

However, the seven-time All-Star was seemingly turning the corner with a 10-game hitting streak, eight of which also came with an RBI and included two home runs.

Unfortunately, injuries have been a serious issue for Wright in the past few years after being somewhat of an iron man to start his career. The veteran averaged 156 games per season in his first six full years in the league, but he has only played in about 123 per year over the last three.

If this shoulder issue turns out to be a long-term problem, the Mets could be in serious trouble for the rest of the year. Eric Campbell is taking over third base duties for the upcoming game and could see more time at the position for the duration of Wright's injury.


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