Before yesterday’s doubleheader against the Marlins David Wright told reporters he has no interest in being shutdown for the year if he’s healthy enough to play.
“It’s something that I’m against, personally,” Wright explained to reporters. “If the organization feels that it’s best for the organization moving forward, then that’s a talk we’re going to have to have, that obviously we haven’t had. But, my understanding is that if the doctors and I feel like I’m healthy enough to play, that I’m allowed to play. It’s not right for a player, I think, to just shut it down when I feel like I’m healthy enough to go out there and produce.”
Terry Collins is not concerned about Wright re-injuring himself, especially if the whole organization is in alignment about Wright’s ability to contribute.
“Is he going to get hurt again? So what do we do next spring? Do we not play him all spring for fear of going into the season and he might get hurt in a spring-training game, that he might have an intercostal strain like he did this spring? Or maybe re-injure the hamstring, a la Jose Reyes at times? This is a sport. This is a sport where people get hurt. You can’t police it. …if something happens, you know what? it’s part of the game.”
Wright has been on the disabled list since early August with a strained right hamstring. He has participated in baseball activities at Citi Field during the last week, and could be activated at some point this week.