David Wright stretches his back out

David Wright will have MRI on his left shoulder

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.




137 comments
Brian Weryavah
Brian Weryavah

I will be very disappointed if Wright goes on the DL, which is what I am sure will happen. My son and I are coming to New York from Oklahoma to the 3 game series against the Braves.

January 12th
January 12th

David Wright has to start sliding in feet first, I remember the year Jeter missed an entire season almost because he slid in headfirst and dislocated his shoulder in a bang-bang play at third place. 


Also, there was a play when I think Chris Young, or maybe it was Daniel Murphy, I forget. One of them got thrown out on a slow grounder that looked like it would give them time to make it to first base before the throw. Needles to say he did not make it, and I was like, he should have ran faster. 


Then I recalled when David Wright pulled his hamstring trying to leg out an infield single, and I then reconsidered. Perhaps it is better that a player not try to over exert himself when trying to get an infield hit. Reyes as fast as he was, was having hamstring problems all the time.


I was glad that Murphy, was thrown out and still healthy, instead of him trying to unnaturally, force the limits of his body and miss time due to a spell on the disabled list.


Also, I think it would be best that David Wright have time to rest his shoulder, and get a cortisone shot, and come back strong in the next series, rather than rush and get back on the field, or make matters worse, trying to play through it. 

mustang66
mustang66

yeah and let's trade Murphy as well. Anytime we get a player of any value, the first thing they think about is trading him. He is the only one in the lineup that can be counted on to be consistent and hitting around 300 season after season. It that with 40 doubles, 20 stolen bases all thoUgh some of his base running is ugly, we certainly can't lose his bat.if you wanna cut salary, when he gets healthy TRade David. His 20 million dollar salary can get us two nice hitters that can fill some holes. I don't wanna trade either one. But if it comes down to David at 20 million for Daniel at nine million, to me it's a no brainer

stage52
stage52

Breaking News Flash:  Met Fans believe that the Earth is Flat.   News at 11.

jimmyprbx
jimmyprbx

Can you imagine if Wright is out for the season? How bad do the Mets look giving him money and letting Jose Reyes walk? In the last 3 years, Jose Reyes has been more durable


And Jose Reyes is making the playoffs this year. Gonna be great to see Jose Reyes receive the accolades he so truly deserves.

greekgod
greekgod

What was Wright's contract? $138 ml for how many years?

bbr7
bbr7

Can we score 3 or 4 runs today. Is that too much to ask

1harris1
1harris1

And we complain about our lineup being bad WITH D Wright in the lineup.  If he has to go on the DL . . . . . . .


SMH at TC claiming he didn't know about this situation until yesterday.  How is it that beat writers covering the team have known about Wright's shoulder for weeks, and he didn't?

sayhey24
sayhey24

Happy for TDA but also mindful that even pitchers have occasional 3 hit games. We need to wait to see how he produces against tougher pitchers and see if he can keep his head when the next slump comes. He is still far from proving himself.

tullydew
tullydew

Wright's body is really breaking down the last few years. He just can't stay healthy.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

TC said the same thing last year about the hammy until it came out that they had told Wright not to go all out. Heck Adam Rubin reported over a week ago that Wright had been visiting trainers frequently. No way TC and team officials didn't know.

Brian McCarthy
Brian McCarthy

If Wright is out for awhile.Flores should man 3rd.Keep Murphy at 2nd.Let's see if Flores can do it.Would have a month to show teams he can play.Then maybe we can trade him.

sarcastico
sarcastico

I must have done some messed up stuff in a past life to end up a Mets fan in this one lolz

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

Good thing Wright is getting this checked out (do we know if it is the shoulder on his throwing arm)?  Look at Zimmerman on the Nats and how his shoulder injury has effected his career at 3B.  Hopefully this is minor but there are certain things you don't want to mess with and a shoulder is one of them.

hothamwate
hothamwate

"According to Terry Collins, Thursday is the first time he was hearing about Wright having shoulder." ...Said Collins, "before Thursday I thought he had four elbows, but now I hear he's got sort shoulders. News to me."

Rick Hartzell
Rick Hartzell

the wilpons ought to jump of the empire state building the loosers.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

What is so crazy is that since Wright fractured his finger sliding into first a few years ago, he slides in feet first almost every single time. I would actually think they should put him on 15 day DL. With ASG break, he'll miss minimum time but get extra rest. Can come back strong after that and still play in 140 plus games fully healthy.

Jason Krull
Jason Krull

Dude, Reyes is way more injury prone. He got hurt on his first at bat on opening day this year.

Steve Finelli
Steve Finelli

@greekgod Eight.  That's going to look VERY UGLY on the back end!

greekgod
greekgod

@cyrus Too much to ask for.....they don't have the players.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

Yes, a good question. Say what you want about Rubin but he seems to be in the know.

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@sayhey24  True, but it's looking more optimistic. He's covering pitches he wasn't hitting before Wally fixed him. Maybe when Met players go into slumps--they should take a trip to Las Vegas to get fixed.

jimmyprbx
jimmyprbx

@tullydew  Wrightaholics deserve what they get for supporting this kid for the WRONG reasons.


Mets should have never let Jose Reyes go

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

Not really any more than a normal player it just seems like a lot because he is the only real talent the Mets have. He isn't 26 anymore.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

Sadly yes but no more so than most others once they get to that magic 30 mark. The back was really a freak injury so I don't count that, but he's had two obliques (both during spring), hammy and now shoulder. All we can do is hope none of these become chronic

vandelay
vandelay

@Cheryl Ann The hamstring thing he knew about...that was out in the media (with quotes from TC about it ) before Wright ended up hurting himself worse and landing on the DL.   In that case, TC knew Wright's hammy was sore...he just foolishly trusted Wright's opinion that he was ok to play through it.  (There was an article a day before Wright tore his hammy about how TC wasn't worried that DW playing with the sore hammy would result in a torn hammy)


With this injury, I don't know.  I'm not really sure what the typical protocol is in terms of the trainer talking to the manager about players health.  Ojeda was saying that lots of players are regularly getting treatment on one thing or another...so a trainer isn't going to be updating the manager on every thing - otherwise they'd be there all day.  Then again, if it was a player like Wright...maybe the manager should be informed and as you said if Rubin notices maybe someone on the staff should. 


TC said he was happy Wright told him about the injury yesterday and didnt wait longer to say something.  I guess waiting "only" 2 weeks is considered timely 

sarcastico
sarcastico

No lol keep him in the minors far away from Collins. lol he's only 23, he's too young to be subjected to the Collins system of rewarding 0'fers and punishing results.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

My bet is on dislocation from head first slide that caused instability in the joint. As he played with it, that caused tendon, ligament or labrum to fray. Brian MCCann played thru this injury with several cortisone shots all season and then had surgery. 6 month recovery but that was on his throwing arm I think. So hope I am wrong but of all people to say it was "fairly painful"....it is probably barely attached

hankypanky
hankypanky

OFF, not "of". LOSERS, not "loosers". Jesus.

January 12th
January 12th

@Steven Matregrano, i actually looked up the stats on espn. This is true, Murphy actually has a negative defensive wins above replacement value

hankypanky
hankypanky

Remember, Wally "fixed" Ike Davis also.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

Agreed. He also needs to be able (and willing) to take a rest here and there. Shouldn't necessarily be playing both games of DH or playing day game after a nightcap of 15 innings. Need to be smart. Would help if he thought missing a few games wasn't the end of the world. Nationals have lost many key players but they can recover. Need more depth and prayer for that MRI. I'm betting they put him on 15 day DL to take advantage of extra rest AS break will provide.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

I heard Bobby O last night too but we're not talking about a bench player here. Wright is their $138 million franchise player, key part of team and has had history of trying to play through things. No way Terry should have been uninformed. Wright was being given anti-infammatories and treated. There had to be a log of that kind of stuff. Those logs need to be sent to HSS to help diagnose and treat problem now.,

sarcastico
sarcastico

But in all seriousness let him develop in the minors, his playing time would not be consistent enough for him to develop his bat in the majors. Also they could put him in a position he's more comfortable in down there and let him focus on his bat.

sarcastico
sarcastico

His throwing arm accuracy this season has been something to worry about.

Also swinging a bat uses both shoulders. Let's hope he doesn't lose his swing having played with the injury.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

But if we're in contention and he makes it worse, we won't be able to stay in race. NL East will be won in second half. Would be better to have him full strength for stretch run.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

What is weird is that he has been hitting better than ever the last 2 weeks. Has also had some marvelous picks in the field. Don't know how he caught Stanton's 120 mph shot with a bad shoulder on his glove side. The two plays he said aggravated it we're plays where he had to stretch and extend his arm forward. Hopefully it isn't structural in shoulder joint or ligaments and more of a muscle strain on upper part of back.

jenkins
jenkins

@Cheryl Ann It's a good reason for his inability, or refusal, to try and pull the ball. If he can't open up his outside shoulder, he's not gonna pull.