It is time for Mets fans to hold their breath — David Wright was scratched from Friday night’s game in Pittsburgh and will be sent back to New York for an MRI on his left shoulder.
Wright initially hurt the shoulder two weeks ago sliding headfirst on a steal of second. Things got worse during Thursday’s game, when Wright said it was “fairly painful,” limiting what he could do on the field.
“Last night on a couple of different occasions I did something to reaggravate it, and it got worse,” Wright said according to ESPN New York. “I was hoping to be able to push through it. They obviously shut that down. So now it’s just protocol, like normal — head back, get an MRI. Hopefully just some rest, maybe an injection, and hopefully I’ll be back in a couple of days.”
The injury is to Wright’s non-throwing arm and it apparently has not effected his hitting — Wright is in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak.
It is unclear if Wright told anyone about the problem. This is the same guy who quietly played with a broken back a couple of years ago and even played through injury to get on the field for the meaningless World Baseball Classic.
The Mets offense is bad enough. Just imagine how poor it will be without David Wright for an extended period.