New York Mets' David Wright Has Stress Fracture In Lower Back

Adam BernacchioAnalyst IIIMay 17, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08:  David Wright #5 of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout against the Washington Nationals during the Mets' Home Opener at Citi Field on April 8, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens in New York City. The Nationals won 6-2. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The 2011 season for the New York Mets is shaping up is be a repeat of their 2010 season. Once again, injuries are piling up for the Mets like laundry in a college kid’s dorm room.

The latest injury victim is 3B David Wright.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson revealed yesterday that a MRI showed Wright has a stress fracture in his lower back. The Mets will get a second opinion, but they don’t believe the injury will require surgery.

The Mets believe Wright might have hurt his back in an April 19 game against the Houston Astros when he attempted a diving tag on Carlos Lee at third base. That might explain why, since that day, Wright is hitting .224/.366/.421 with four HRs in 93 PAs.

Wright seems destined to join 1B Ike Davis on the DL, and once again the Mets will roll out a Quadruple-A lineup on most days. It’s a sad state of affairs in Flushing.

Candidates to replace Wright at third are Nick Evans, Justin Turner and Ruben Tejada.