Mets Uncertain If David Wright Will Return This Season

wrightTerry Collins told reporters that David Wright is remaining in New York to receive treatment on his injured right hamstring. He added that the reason for not being at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie is because he can’t do any activity anyway so the team felt it was fine to let Wright stay in New York.

As far as whether Wright will return at all in 2013, Collins said, “there’s nothing etched in stone.”

“We’re hoping, certainly, that it’s four weeks If it’s five weeks, it’s five. If it’s six, it’s six. If he gets back, tremendous. That means the healing process and all the rehab stuff will work. But there is absolutely no timetable at all.”

Wright was placed on the 15-day disabled list after he pulled up lame running hard to first base to beat out a single. After 3-4 instances of his hamstring barking and without a day off, it finally went on him and he was diagnosed with a grade 2 strain.

Initially the team reported that Wright would miss at least 3-5 weeks, but it’s difficult to predict how different players react to and recover from these types of injuries. Suffice it to say that he is out indefinitely and there is no timetable set for rehab games let alone a return to the majors this season.

Wright was batting .309/.391/.512 with 16 home runs and 54 RBI in 408 at-bats over 105 games this season. He is in the first year of an 8-year, $142 million dollar contract he signed last offseason. The All Star third baseman will turn 31 in December and his salary will jump from $13 million in 2013 to $20 million in 2014.

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