David Wright is heading to New York to have an MRI on his left shoulder.
Wright told reporters he injured his shoulder a few weeks ago sliding head first into second base.
He hurt it again — twice — during Thursday’s game.
According to Terry Collins, Thursday is the first time he was hearing about Wright having shoulder.
“I absolutely salute him for coming in and saying something today, that’s not David Wright,” said Collins. “He just plays through stuff, and he was right today.”
Wright wanted to play Thursday, but Collins did not want to risk making the shoulder worse.
“It was just something I could play through and still be productive out there, which wasn’t an issue,” Wright said about playing with the sort shoulder for a few weeks. “I was hoping to be able to push through it and they obviously shut that down, so now it’s just protocol like normal to head back for the MRI.”
He was initially set to start Friday, but was a late scratch and replaced at third base by Eric Campbell.
“It hasn’t gotten worse until now,” Wright said. “These last three weeks or so I feel I’ve been able to be productive and go through normal baseball things without feeling hesitant.”
Wright had been hitting .400 with eight RBI in his last nine games, during which the Mets were 5-4.