We now know what is really wrong with David Wright. He told reporters this morning in Port St. Lucie that he tore his rectus abdominis. It was not just a strain. So what is the next step? According to Wright:
Now it’s just a matter of getting back in the swing of things and making sure that I can get back on the field as soon as my body will allow me to, and then get some at-bats.
At least we know what the real injury is. He received his cortisone injection while in New York. It is expected to take 48 hours to take effect.
ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin wrote how Ryan Zimmerman had the same injury last year. He required surgery, which resulted in him missing 60 games. It does not mean that it will happen for Wright. Despite what we are used to seeing with this team, let’s just take things one day at a time.
The Mets thirdbaseman is optimistic he will be ready for opening day providing he gets “a decent amount of time”. Wright is scheduled to do limited work tomorrow. A step in the right direction.