Aaaand here we goooo! David Wright, how originally tweaked his rib cage and was only going to miss today days, has officially been shut down for a second full week. Furthermore, Wright will now travel back to New York for what general manager, Sandy Alderson, called an ultra-sound guided cortisone shot.
Yesterday, the Mets had announced the Wright would not appear in a game until at least next weekend. However, at this point David is yet to be cleared to throw or more importantly, swing a bat. While it is still early, any additional time past next weekend could have the possibility of impacting his level of readiness for opening day, as he may not have his timing down at the plate.
Additional injury news that was released this weekend was knee soreness for bullpen lefty, Tim Byrdak. Yesterday afternoon, Terry Collins announced that Tim would be evaluated, like Wright, at the Hospital for Special Surgery and went as far as saying that surgery might be an option.
While surgery on the knee would likely be minor, the Mets need to get this right as Byrdak is the only lefty slated to make the opening day bullpen. Should he be unready to go, the Mets will be greatly handicapped later in games when Terry Collins likes the play games with opposing batters.
More information on each is sure to come early this week, so stay tuned!