After Terry Collins learned that Ike Davis played through an oblique injury for most of the season, as reported by Mike Puma of the NY Post, he addressed the matter this afternoon at Tradition Field in St. Lucie.
“There’s got to be a conversation. And then certainly it’s up to me to decide which way to proceed,” Collins said regarding whether injuries should be disclosed by players to Mets staff.
Regarding Davis specifically: “As I look back now, everything would have been better off had he said something, and certainly he’ll hopefully learn from it that he needs to speak up.”
“Guys deal with stuff in different ways,” Collins said. “Certainly, if you’re failing at what you’re supposed to be doing, something needs to be addressed. And if you feel it’s taking away from your game, you’ve got to say something.”
For Terry’s full comments, check out ESPN New York.