The New York Mets third baseman David Wright was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower back. Wright likely to be out for at least two weeks.
I was shocked by it, manager Terry Collins said. He is without a question the face of this team. His presence in that lineup is something we need, MLB website stated.
Wright injured his back when he made a diving tag on Astros outfielder Carlos Lee at third base in a game on April 19, and began receiving regular treatment for nearly three weeks. The injury was hidden from the public, till last week in Denver. Despite a stiff back, Wright put of having an MRI for several weeks, until he was forced to undergo testing on Monday morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The tentative results pointed to a stress fracture, which needs a treatment of at least 10 days.
Wright is currently waiting for a second opinion from a CT scan. According to the result, the Mets will decide whether he will be headed to the disable list.
Mets had the first baseman Ike Davis go on the disabled list on May 11, sprained right ankle. With the injury, Wright may also be a candidate for long-term back pain, according to the director of Spine Service at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.
I was more frustrated and disappointed, Wright said. The result was a surprise to him and the team. While there is fear of further injury, I am going to get back in the lineup and I'm going to start playing at the level I expect, Wright added.