Found March 14, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
New York Mets third baseman David Wright, who missed 60 games last year with a stress fracture in his back, has been diagnosed with a torn rectus abdominis muscle. Despite the injury, he claims he'll be ready for Opening Day. Wright initially was hurt before games started this spring. He thought the injury was a muscle strain, but an MRI told him otherwise. Wright got a cortisone shot in Manhattan on Monday, and expects to resume some limited activities in camp tomorrow. A torn rectus abdominis muscle is the same injury suffered by Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmermann last year. Like Wright, Zimmerman attempted rehab on the muscle tear, but was forced to undergo surgery. Zimmerman would miss 61 games last year. It's a little ironic that I just wrote about whether or not the Mets should build around Wright, and sure enough, he goes out and gets hurt again. Even if Wright is ready for Opening Day, this injury can just be added to his catalog of them, and is an...

Mets 3B Wright has rib tear, expected for opener

David Wright's left rib cage injury has been diagnosed as a muscle tear, but the New York Mets third baseman says he'll be ready by opening day. Wright returned to camp Wednesday after receiving a cortisone shot Monday in New York. The injury occurred during a fielding drill early in camp and he hasn't played in a spring training game this year. Wright is expected to...

Mets 3B Wright isn't worried about missing Opening Day

While David Wright isn't certain when he'll return to the diamond, the New York Mets third baseman believes that Opening Day is not in jeopardy. "I don't feel like it is, no," Wright told the New York Post after returning to camp following an ultra-sound guided cortisone shot in his left side of his rib cage. Wright, who said he is nursing a strained rectus...

Wright Needs A New Six Pack

There are many injury worries in Mets camp this year (which seems to be par for the course for recent Mets camps) but the one that seems to be talked about the most lately is the one suffered by David Wright. Wright was in New York so team doctors could get a better look and [...]

Injury Report: Mets 3B David Wright has rib tear

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.

Morning Update: No Timetable For Wright, Mets Scrambling To Replace Byrdak

Lucas Duda returned to the lineup after missing a few games with back soreness and with one swing of his batted affirmed  his back was feeling better when he belted a tremendous grand slam in yesterday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. The game ended in 7-7, 10-inning tie. “It wasn’t a big issue to start with,” Duda said. “A couple of days and I was good. … I wouldn’t even...

Doug’s Dugout: Holy Kervokian, That Didn’t Take Long!

In Doug’s Dugout today, it’s “deja vu all over again,” with the news that David Wright will miss this week due to a nagging rib injury (but last week he had a great day in the weight room-cue the applause). It’s only March, but what Mets’ fan is not a tad alarmed? This is (already) getting monotonous with injury news rushing in each day. How many times has “day to...

2012 burning question: New York Mets

From earlier today, in my New York Mets season preview... Burning QuestionShould the Mets keep blowing their team up by trading Wright, Santana, and Jason Bay, or use those guys as a core to build around? Here's the deal with the Mets. David Wright has a club option for 2013 at $15 million. Jason Bay is due $16 million in 2013, and has a $17 million club option in 2014. Johan...

Spring Notes: Thoughts On Wright, Reyes, Gee

First it was going to be a game or two, then at the end of this week, then next week and now David Wright hopes to be ready by Opening Day. Knowing these are the Mets, why didn’t they just throw Opening Day out there from the outset. Why did it take them so long to send him to New York for this latest diagnosis of an abdominal tear? Why does this stuff always seem to happen with...

David Wright Era Ending? And Cole Hamels is better then Tulowitzki?

Listen to internet radio with T Money on Blog Talk Radio Show #5 focused on the MLB March Madness: Fresh Face of 2012 Tournament as T- Money and Joey Mac Daddy discuss how it was developed, how to interact, and when! They also announced the winner of the initial Play In bracket, and announced a second Play In on the website. T-Money had a battle of two pitchers as he took...

Time For Prevention and Recovery 2.0

How has this worked out for the Mets? The Mets’ medical staff has been under scrutiny for years, but maybe it is time to re-evaluate the team’s off-season and spring training conditioning programs. Seven Mets, including David Wright, who returned to New York for further exams yesterday on his side, have rib cage, oblique or upper body injuries. Manager Terry Collins offered several...

David Wright Tears It Up In The Wrong Cage

The Mets doctors said Johan Santana would miss a start or two.  That was a year ago.  He’s still working his way back.  The Mets doctors said Jose Reyes would miss a weekend series in 2009, he missed three months.  The Mets doctors said Carlos Beltran would miss a game in 2009; it took him two years to come back.  The other day someone asked me for money for Doctors Without...

The Difference Between Players’ Thoughts Regarding Yankees and Mets

Call me a jealous Mets’ fan all you want. When news broke today regarding the return of Andy Pettite to the Yankees, a got a sick feeling in my stomach. “Here we go again,” I thought. The Yankees continue to stockpile in depth, while Mets’ fans are forced to endure yet another year of Mike Pelfrey for 20-plus starts and a revolving door at pretty much every other position...
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