Wright Out With Herniated Disk
New York Mets 3B David Wright has endured a number of injuries over his stellar career. The latest one may be one of his worst. Wright was placed on the disabled list Thursday after it was confirmed that he had a herniated disk. He is expected to be out of the Mets lineup for quite some time as he recovers and surgery isn't out of the question just yet.
"This guy has been a special player in baseball," Mets manager Collins said earlier in the week. "Certainly being the captain and the face of this organization, a manager's worst nightmare is to see a star start to fade. I think David's got a lot of baseball left in him because of the way he prepares and the way he gets himself ready. But it's hard to watch what he's going through ... as good as he was. I'll tell you: There's a lot of guys in this room that would not do what he does every day just to get ready to go play a baseball game. He's still special. He's still a great player."
Wilmer Flores will likely be the replacement for Wright until he is able to return or is ruled out for the season.
With Lucas Duda out as well, perhaps this could be a bit of deja vu for the Mets. General manager Sandy Alderson may be out buying before the trade deadline again, perhaps adding another infielder or two. Who knows what Wright's injury will really mean for the Mets until they get a few more games under their belt without him.
Do you think the Mets will have to make moves after this latest injury?