Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 3/17/13
New York Mets third baseman David Wright was forced from World Baseball Classic play this past week when he felt a soreness in his rib cage.  Wright admitted the injury had been bothering him for about a week leading up to the team’s contest with the Dominican Republic.  He was eventually sent to New York where he was diagnosed with a moderate intercostal strain, thereby ending his participation in the WBC and putting hist status for opening day in question. #bbpBox_312651533776994304 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_312651533776994304 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Moderate intercostal strain for wright. Opening day not ruled out but I bet we don’t see him 4-1. March 15, 2013 3:48 pm via UberSocial for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite @MartinoNYDN Andy Martino Today #5 arrived back in Port St. Lucie and addressed reporters, saying his goal was to be ready for opening day. #bbpBox_313277207688650754 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_313277207688650754 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Wright “My goal is to play Opening Day.” about 3 hours ago via Twitter for AndroidReplyRetweetFavorite @Mets New York Mets One hundred percent that’s my goal — to be ready for Opening Day,” Wright said. “I think that’s possible. It’s just a matter of how quickly my body responds to these treatments and how quickly I can get pain-free in that rib cage area.” The 30-year-old soon-to-be Mets captain could not, however, make any guarantees. It’s looking to predict the future — I can’t do that and I won’t do that,” Wright said. “I’ll tell you that’s my goal, but I can’t predict one way or the other.” Wright, who was batting .438 with a tournament high 10 RBI before leaving team USA, also said he had no regrets regarding his decision to represent his country in the WBC. As Adam Rubin wrote in his post for ESPN New York this morning, “David Wright offered no regrets Sunday about playing in the Word Baseball Classic, suggesting the injury he sustained in the tournament could have just as easily occurred had he remained in spring training camp.” #bbpBox_313278101327052803 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_313278101327052803 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Wright: “Thankful for my teammates on Team USA. Honored to play for the team.” On Captain America. “He’s a cool superhero.” about 3 hours ago via Twitter for AndroidReplyRetweetFavorite @Mets New York Mets According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, the Mets will determine the next step for Wright in a couple of days: Wright will rest and receive treatment for another few days, allowing the cortisone he received in New York to work its way into his musculature. Sometime this week, Mets doctors will reevaluate Wright to determine the next step. Photo by Michael G. Baron That should be a return to baseball activities, in a progression that Wright anticipates will be rapid. Because the third baseman received 19 plate appearances during tournament play and another 12 before departing for the Classic, he does not believe his recovery will take as long as it did last year, when Wright strained a left oblique muscle before playing in a competitive game last March. That injury resulted in a three-week progression of hitting and fielding drills before he could return to game action. Not only is this injury different, Wright said, but his body is in better baseball shape this time around.” Ugghh, an Opening Day without Wright would be a tough pill for fans to swallow, especially without R.A. Dickey on the mound.  Hopefully #5 does not rush things and I’m sure the team will do what it can to make sure he doesn’t, but that might be easier said than done. #bbpBox_313276873327144960 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_313276873327144960 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Wright: “I like to try to play through injuries. The quicker I can get the pain out of my rib cage the quicker I can play.” about 3 hours ago via Twitter for AndroidReplyRetweetFavorite @Mets New York Mets Justin Turner suffered a left ankle sprain in yesterday’s game but with x-rays coming back negative it appears as though he may be ready to man third base if Wright isn’t ready to go.  Daniel Murphy may be another option, but he was unable to play in a minor league game as scheduled Saturday due to some stiffness after playing five innings the day before.  The Mets are banged up and if you think the talent is thin in their outfield, wait to you see the bench.  Hopefully, that’s not a sight we will be exposed to much this year.
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