Found March 14, 2012 on MetsOnline:
PLAYERS: David Wright
TEAMS: New York Mets

David Wright’s left rib cage injury has been diagnosed as a muscle tear, but the New York Mets third baseman said he’ll be ready by opening day.

This sounds a little scary. Even though they say Wright’s going to be ready for opening day, I think all Mets fans have heard something like this before.


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