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David Wright Has Bruised Rotator Cuff That Will not Require Surgery

June 29th, 2014 at 9:53 AM
By Mike Phillips

The New York Mets received some good news about third baseman David Wright's injured left shoulder. Wright has missed the last two games after aggravating the injury trying to tag out former Met Ike Davis Thursday night, and it is believed he originally injured the shoulder sliding into second base against the Milwaukee Brewers. Wright underwent an MRI yesterday and the results revealed that his injured shoulder will not require surgery.

Wright has been diagnosed with a bruised rotator cuff, an injury that will not require surgery. The team announced that Wright will be prescribed rest, and that he is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Monday in New York. The visit will determine how long Wright will be out of action, and if a stint on the disabled list is required. 

The Mets are short handed on their infield at the moment, and the Mets can't promote the recently demoted Wilmer Flores for another week unless Wright is placed on the DL. After today's game the Mets play three games in Atlanta before having an off day on Thursday. It is conceivable that if Wright needs a few days of rest the Mets could leave him in New York and have him back in the lineup July 4th against the Texas Rangers. Wright did dodge a bullet though, and he should be fine with a little rest.

Tags: Baseball, David Wright, MLB, New York, New York Mets

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