More bad news came from the Mets latest medical report. Along with the day-to-day injury updates, from Michael Conforto‘s surgery to Amed Rosario‘s finger contusion, Mets former cornerstone third baseman David Wright is scheduled to have surgery on his right rotator cuff tomorrow. The news comes a week after Wright ended his rehab assignment in Port St. Lucie due to recurring shoulder pain. News of surgery is a blow to Wright, who has played a total of 75 games in the last two years, including none this year.
David Wright to Undergo Shoulder Surgery
At one point, Wright was the future of the Mets. He was a seven-time All-Star and considered by many to have been the centerpiece of the exciting Mets teams of the mid-to late-2000’s. His recent injury history has brought many to suggest retirement and this latest news poses as yet another suggestion.
Wright was able to battle back from injury in 2015 to help the Mets pursue their first National League Pennant since 2000. While the Mets didn’t win that World Series, Wright was still able to play in his first (and potentially his last) World Series.
The latest news about Wright is just another story in a saga of injuries and unfortunate circumstances for the Mets. T.J. Rivera will be having Tommy John surgery, ending both his rehab assignment and his season. Wilmer Flores will be examined tomorrow after fouling a ball off of his face, suffering a broken nose. However, in good news, Noah Syndergaard began his rehab assignment, throwing an inning in Port St. Lucie, and is scheduled to throw again in Brooklyn on Thursday.
Had Wright not gone down the path of injuries, his place in the Hall of Fame would most likely have been set. Now, the future is murky and there will be a conversation about him not making the Hall at all. If this is indeed the last we’ve seen of Wright on a baseball field, it’s a troubling end to what could’ve been a legendary career.
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