David Wright is not in tonight’s lineup, and will not play until at least tomorrow, Terry Collins told reporters on Friday.
Collins said Wright does not have a concussion, and the main reason he is sitting tonight is because of a swollen thumb he sustained when he was hit last night.
11:15 PM: David Wright’s thumb is swollen and sore, but remains hopeful he can play on Saturday. (Baron, MetsBlog)
Wright left last night’s game after being drilled in the head by a pitch from Johnny Hellweg.
Michael Baron, Contributor6:05 PM: This is the wise choice, even if they are saying tonight’s absence has nothing to do with his head. There’s no reason to take any risks with a blow to the head, even if he says he’s feeling fine and he doesn’t appear to have any symptoms. An extra day also allows his jammed thumb to heal, which he hurt braving his fall when he got hit in the head last night. If everything’s ok, he can start fresh tomorrow and play the final two games of the year hopefully injury-free.