Stress Fracture Could Keep Wright Out Longer Than Two Weeks?

An article by posted on May 17, 2011

Yesterday, after I posted the news that David Wright was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower back., I speculated in the comments that maybe resting for ten days would do the trick. That was the optimist in me speaking.

This morning in the New York Post, Mark Hale shares a gloomier outlook after speaking to a spine surgeon about Wright’s prognosis..

Arnold Criscitiello, a spine surgeon with Ridgewood (N.J.) Orthopedic Group, told The Post that it also is possible Wright’s back problem will recur and it could sideline him again. Criscitiello said a stress fracture most often is “really a crack in a bone,” and he admitted the crack “will probably always” exist. Criscitiello believes Wright is looking at a minimum of his 15-day disabled list stint. He said ideally it would be more of a 4-to-6-week, take-your-time recovery. “I would say at least two weeks and then they try to evaluate him,” Criscitiello said.

Until I hear or read something more definitive, I’m hoping like crazy that Wright is as good as new in a couple of weeks. I mean he did play with this for a month.

Original Post 5/16 – David Wright Has A Stress Fracture In Lower Back

During a press conference at Citi Field, Sandy Alderson just announced that third baseman David Wright has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower back after a review of the results of an MRI.

He has not been placed on the DL as they are awaiting the recommendations of a second opinion.

Alderson said that the injury occurred last month during a diving tag play on Carlos Lee.

The injury will not require surgery and for now the Mets intend to rest Wright for seven to ten days and then reevaluate the situation.

It is not considered to be a long-term problem and they expect him to be 100% at some point during this season.

David Wright Comments

Wright was completely surprised and shocked by the results, when they told him it could be a stress fracture.

“I’m disappointed that I’m not going to be out there with my teammates, but I’ve played through this so I’m not scared.”

“By no means is this a cop-out or excuse for what I’ve done so far. I’m expected to perform at a certain level and I haven’t done that. This isn’t an excuse for why I’m hitting .220, there’s no correlation whatsoever.”

Get well quick David!

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