David Wright told Terry Collins he will be ready to play Opening Day, despite receiving a cortisone shot in his left rib cage late last week.
However, Wright will continue to rest until being re-examined later this week by team doctors, who initially diagnosed him with a moderate intercostal strain.
“I’m not doubting him, but we certainly have to have a contingency plan in case he’s not,” Collins said. Nevertheless, Wright told him, “I’ll be out there.”
Wright told reporters he played through soreness for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, but that he informed his team when it got me severe, at which point he was removed from the tournament.
“I always play through whatever I can,” Wright said, according to the New York Post. “I could tolerate playing through it and I was fine with it, and once it got to the point I thought it might prohibit me from coming back and producing with the Mets, that’s when it was time to make that decision.”