David Wright Suffers Cracked Toe Nail, X-Rays Negative

An article by posted on March 19, 2009

According to mets.com, David Wright suffered a cracked toe nail after fouling a ball off of his left foot in yesterdays loss to Venezuela.

A cracked big toe didn’t wipe the smile off David Wright’s face or diminish his enthusiasm for the World Baseball Classic.

The Mets All-Star third baseman fouled a ball off his left foot in Team USA’s 10-6 loss to Venezuela on Wednesday night at Dolphin Stadium.

The ball plunked Wright’s big toe, cracking the nail and causing a great deal of discomfort and concern for a team riddled with ailments.

“A little sore. I’ll be all right,” said Wright, maintaining a smile and sense of humor for reporters afterward. “No problems. Fouled a ball off. Cracked a toenail. Other than that, things are good.”

Wright kept the toe wrapped in between innings and was examined by Marlins physician Dan Kanell. An X-ray was taken and it came back negative.

“It’s tough to put weight on it,” Wright said. “It hurt. But it was more nagging. You’ve got to put all the weight on your feet. You have to move side-to-side. I probably would have played through it in the season.”

Wright insists that he will play through the pain and would overrule the Mets if they order him back to St. Lucie.

I’ve seen small injuries like this lead to bigger ones because the player tries to change his stance or the way he runs to put less pressure on the painful foot. I’m a little aggravated because if this was the regular season and Wright was with the team, the Mets would have certainly had him sit out a few games until the swelling and pain subsided.

We’ll keep an eye on this and hope that Wright will use his head and ask out if it becomes intolerable.

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