David Wright to Have Surgery on Injured Neck
A tough break for the Mets and David Wright, as the third baseman and face of the franchise announced he was going to have surgery on the herniated disk in his neck.
Taken from Rubin's article:
"My neck simply did not respond to any of the treatments of the past few weeks. While incredibly frustrating and disappointing, I am determined to make a full recovery and get back on the field as soon as I can to help the Mets win. I greatly appreciate the support of my teammates and our fans throughout the last few weeks."
You feel awful for Wright, who carried the Mets through the down times of the franchise and isn't healthy enough to be a huge part of the current success. Although he did play in the World Series a season ago, Wright played in just 38 games a year ago. He's played in 37 this season but this surgery will likely set him back a good portion of the remainder of the season.
He's hitting .226 this year but has posted a .350 on-base percentage.