David Wright has decided to have surgery on the herniated disk in his neck.
According to ESPN New York, in a statement Wright said:
“After trying every way to get back on the field, I’ve come to realize that it’s best for me, my teammates and the organization to proceed with surgery at this time.
“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.”
The Mets said Wright’s return “will be determined based on the results of the procedure and the progress of his recovery.”
But do not be shocked if we do not see David Wright on the field for the rest of 2016.