David Wright has a bruised rotator cuff, which will not require surgery, the team said.
Terry Collins said he expects Wright will avoid the disabled list.
This past weekend, Wright had an MRI on his shoulder, which he initially injured weeks ago while sliding in to second base .
Wright will be re-examined by doctors in New York on Monday, after which Collins expects him to travel and meet the team in Atlanta.
“It hasn’t gotten worse until now,” Wright said Friday, when he first reported the injury to the team. “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 during his previous nine games, during which the Mets were 5-4.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
If the Mets lose Wright, it’s going to be a very, very difficult road. I’m not usually that pessimistic, but the Mets have a hard time scoring runs when he’s in the lineup. When he’s out, they’re significantly worse.
It’s also worth noting the Mets don’t have a legit back-up infielder. So, if Wright is going to miss a few games, they should probably just DL him to be able to bring someone up — specifically Wilmer Flores — who otherwise would need to wait another week and a half for a promotion.