Wright Can Get Worse

By / August 16, 2009 / Injuries

A concussion is nothing to be laughed at. It is very serious. Many Mets fans remember Ryan Church and what he went through last year after he took a knee to the head.

When you watch baseball, you really do not think about the possibility of a concussion. It is mostly associated with football and hockey. Repeated concussions is what drove Mike Richter of the New York Rangers to retire.

While it is wonderful David Wright is out of the hospital, it is not so wonderful that he is now being diagnosed with post-concussion symptoms (PCS). So needless to say he is not resting very comfortably.

These symptoms include:

  • headaches
  • changes in personality
  • chronic neck pain
  • difficulty concentrating
  • memory deficits
  • dizziness
  • vertigo
  • fatigue

As of right now, Wright is only dealing with a very bad headache which is to be expected. Church suffered headaches and dizziness even after two weeks after the fact. It is possible for Wright to deal with that too.

More tests will be done in the coming days to make sure he is alright. There is no timetable for his return. Rightly so!

The Mets organization was greatly criticized for the way they handled the situation with Church. Let’s hope they have learned and shut Wright down for now.

Message to Wright:

A speedy recovery. You have a lot of fans who are greatly concerned and truly care. Take care of yourself. Your health is more important than this season.

-Your friends and readers at CFoD

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he really needs to be put on the DL. this is just going to turn into another case of the Mets watching him be day-to-day for the next 2 weeks while playing shorthanded (at least after the 15 days are up, we’ll get reinforcements from the September callups). for some reason, I just don’t trust David Wright to know when he feels well enough to play.

the one thing to point out with the comparisons here is that we all remember Church’s problems from the concussion, but it was actually his 2nd of the season. he had one in the first week of Spring Training and was back after a few weeks (maybe 2 or 2 1/2 weeks). Once he returned, he said he felt fine (he told me himself).


The Mets should just shut DW down for the 09 season. They should do the same with Beltran and Reyes. 09 is lost and dead in the water. Let DW and company rest and slowly get ready for the 2010 season.


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