David Wright watches from the bench

Wright getting treatment on shoulder

David Wright sat out Sunday’s game with a sore shoulder. He is not yet scheduled to have an MRI, instead he will get treatment and be reevaluated Monday, the team said.

Wright left Saturday’s game after being hit by a pitch in the left shoulder, the same shoulder that gave him trouble prior to the All-Star break.

“It just sucks that out of my whole back, it had to be that one area,” Wright said on Saturday.

Terry Collins said he is unsure if Wright will be available for Monday afternoon’s series finale against the Cubs.

“David Wright will bounce back, whether it’s next week or next year,” Collins said of Wright, who received 45-60 minutes of treatment following Sunday’s game. “This guy keeps himself in tip-top shape.”

Collins told MLB.com the initial injury likely played a role in Wright’s slow second-half start.

Wright is batting .238 with no home runs, two doubles and eight RBI in 28 game since first missing time with a sore shoulder before the All-Star break.




28 comments
Bryan McEntee
Bryan McEntee

As a Captain can they really bench him? When he's on the downside of his career would they put him on the bench or keep putting him out their game after game even though he's hitting .200 or worse?

bromancer
bromancer

And so begins the captain's traditional late summer vacation.

shawnp6986
shawnp6986

Something tells me DW will eventually have season ending surgery and or over the winter surgery on that shoulder,I'd imagine you can't keep getting cortisone shots the rest of your career.

My question to any of you guys with knowledge of this....If and when DW gets the surgery,say it is a rotator cuff,similar to a pitchers surgery.Will it be the same time table ala Harveys for example?Just curious cause that could make things interesting if we are looking at a DW that will miss part of 2015.We are supposedly going to be "contending" come 2015,does this make a move for Castro all the more urgent,,or do we deal with the situation internally until DW comes back,if of course he does have surgery and in fact takes him 12 months to get back?

Thanks,guys.

matmil
matmil

Wright may never be what he was a couple of years ago. But he can still be a key part of a contending team. A veteran bat amongst mostly young players is always good to have. I could see Wright hitting 6 or 7 in a good lineup in a few years. Up to SA to bring in the players, DW is untradable anyway.

Vincent Santiago
Vincent Santiago

I do not understand why he is not put on the DL.  This team is not in a playoff run.

Blanca Recinos
Blanca Recinos

Wright wasn't hitting before

the All Star break with little power. That is why he got no AS consideration. If his bad second half is a result of the shoulder than he should have been DL,ed. Every year lately he breaks down and I don't think it will get better as he ages. We need multiple bats this off season or we are going no where.

John Schod
John Schod

I wonder what the Mets' winning percentage is if DW and Murph have less than 3 hits collectively in a game?

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

Just hope his shoulder injury can be fixed by rest or minor surgery, if the HBP hit the area that was already hurt, all that means there was a part that was already hurting him, and probably the reason for loss of power. Fix him now and get him ready.2015.

Zach Ripple
Zach Ripple

I'm betting on David as the 2015 NL Comeback Player of the Year. He isn't that old, injuries have played a huge part in his poor play, and I expect him to take this adversity and arrive next spring in "the best shape of his life." While that might not be exactly true, I would be shocked if Wright didn't bounce back and have a huge 2015 season at the plate. And for anyone criticizing his defense, he is having probably the best defensive season of his career. He is no longer any kind of a liability at the hot corner. It's crazy that his bat is the biggest question mark right now, but I have faith he will turn it around next year.

Edward J. Apalinski
Edward J. Apalinski

we need bats,bats,bats also mejia is not the answer also wright has lost his power,lets not keep granderson for 5 years likewe did the bum from boston ed apalinski life time fan ex minor leager..

Vahid Bacchus
Vahid Bacchus

DW should start his vacation now he already took the season off

jjgjr41
jjgjr41

Shut him down and let him heal 100%.  This sorry excuse of a lineup has 0% chance of making the playoffs this year  anyway.  

Gregory Schreiber
Gregory Schreiber

Send him and Harvey to Hawaii for the next 6 months and get ready for next year.

birtelcom
birtelcom

Just over 2% of all regular season plate appearances in Mets history are plate appearances by David Wright.

Kendrick Melo
Kendrick Melo

Let him rest. Sit him for the remainder of the season. We are going no where and next year we will need him 100%

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

Oddly DW was being productive for the month before getting the cortisone shot. Either they didn't hit right spot or the joint stiffened up. Either way he isn't hurting much - team had no realistic shot as confirmed yet again with Alderson's do nothing at deadline approach. As for this latest injury issue, it is on TC and gutless SP. DW has been getting brushed back 2 or 3 times every series with absolutely no response. Grandpa says there's no reason to be worried unless he sees DW getting knocked on his backside. Well, now he's seen it and still no one brushes Rizzo or any Cubs off plate. Ridiculous!

javy180
javy180

Excuses for DW. Why didn't he go on the DL? He's hurting the team more playing injured.

Doubleday
Doubleday

Terry's comments after yesterday's game pretty much confirm that DW's shoulder has been a persisting problem, all season.

Joseph Jerminario
Joseph Jerminario

all we need another injured player. I realize the pitch hit him hard so don't think I'm trying to minimize it.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

No real reason to do it now. Flores here for infield support and rosters expand soon. Can bring up Reynolds then. In the meantime, give Soup extended ABs and see what you got there. Can give Kirk and Den Dekker more time in LF and still have Soup out there at 3rd if DW can't go. Captain loathes the DL and I think they'd be more hard pressed to DL him now if they didn't earlier when they had no bench help.

Matt Drucker
Matt Drucker

Heard collins apologized after DW was hit.

metstastic
metstastic

Can't bring Reynolds up then either. He is not on the 40 man and won't be put on it because they need spots for the rule 5 draft.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

@Cheryl Ann  Campbell is already 27 yrs old not a young rookie and may not even be in our future... Flores, Reynolds and Montero are  more worthy of needed experience.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

Is that a joke? Apologized? Where was this?

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

Niese is a veteran and was in consideration for opening day starter, no? He could have done it yesterday but had a mental meltdown the next inning. Besides that I was talking about the lack of response all season, not just the last two games.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

Hence my original statement about this being "on TC and the gutless SP". Pretty sure I'm not the only one of this opinion. Ojeda, Darling, Harvey....