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

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistAugust 17, 2014

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Updates from Tuesday, Sept. 9

The Mets announced Wright's season is over on Twitter:


Updates from Monday, Aug. 18

Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com provides David Wright's status for Monday's game:


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New York Mets third baseman David Wright was held out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs after leaving Saturday night's contest due to soreness in his left shoulder

The Mets shared their lineup on Twitter, which features corner infielder Eric Campbell filling in at third base:

Manager Terry Collins spoke about Wright's absence and return (via Adam Rubin of ESPN):

Cubs pitcher Dan Straily hit Wright in the lower shoulder area in the sixth inning of New York's 7-3 win. Wright initially stayed in the game to run the bases but was removed when the Mets re-entered the field for the top half of the seventh inning. As he will be Sunday, he was replaced in the contest by Campbell.

Wright has been bothered by shoulder issues for much of the season. The 31-year-old mainstay has managed to fight off the pain to play in 113 games but has seen his performance dip near career-worst levels. He is batting .273/.331/.380 with eight home runs and 56 RBI this season, his 11th with the Mets.

"It's been fine," Wright told reporters of his shoulder Saturday night. "I'll see how it feels in the morning. As soon as I felt it hit that spot, it just [stinks] out of my whole back, it had to be that one area."

The Mets host Chicago for one more game Monday before traveling west for a five-game road trip. It is unclear at this time whether he'll be healthy enough to make the trip or if the Mets will hold him out. Collins told reporters he'll be out through "at least" Sunday, with plans to re-evaluate the situation day-to-day.

New York enters Sunday 59-65, having fallen six games out of the NL Wild Card race. With the playoffs looking like a long shot coming into the season, the Mets may want to be as cautious as possible with Wright to avoid any longer-term complications.

Either way, with each passing day, Wright's 2014 campaign is beginning to mirror his injury-riddled one from three years prior.


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