Third baseman David Wright was scratched from the New York Mets' lineup last night due to a neck injury. He doesn't view the stiffness as "that big of a deal," but he told reporters -- including Adam Rubin of ESPN New York -- that he's not sure when he'll be able to return to the lineup.
"Like I said, I played through it yesterday, so it's
not that big of a deal," Wright said after Monday's game. "I would
say it's better now than it was when I woke up this morning, which is a good
thing. So I think the treatment that I got on it during the day helped and was
beneficial. I'll wake up tomorrow and see how it feels. I'd like to play as
soon as possible, so we'll see."
When Wright was scratched, the Mets intended to give him the entire night off due to the ailment. However, the extra-inning contest that followed demanded his participation, as Wright was called upon as a pinch hitter in the 13th inning.
Wright played through the discomfort on Sunday, but when he was examined by a doctor on Monday he was told that his neck hadn't healed. He's now unsure when he'll be able to return for New York.
Over 102 plate appearances, Wright has maintained a batting line of .305/.431/.500 with four doubles, three triples and two home runs this season.
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