David Wright already had a slim chance of returning to the diamond this season, with the latest news it may just take a miracle.
The New York Mets captain will be unable to partake in any form of baseball activity for a minimum of eight weeks, according to a team announcement that was released earlier this morning. Wright is currently recovering from multiple surgeries and was reexamined by Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles earlier this week, as his lower back and shoulder issues persist.
The last time Wright saw regular-season action was in May of 2016 for the Mets, but was shut down in September during a rehab assignment due to shoulder discomfort. He subsequently underwent shoulder surgery as it turned out to be a torn rotator cuff.
The following month, Wright underwent surgery on his lower back, designed to alleviate symptoms of his spinal stenosis, which he was diagnosed with in 2015, this is also around the time that his medical troubles started as he was removed from the game for nearly four months after that diagnosis. He did, however, return in 2015 for the team’s National League pennant push.
In June 2016, the 7-time All-Star received surgery for a herniated disk in his neck. He did appear in one Grapefruit League game during spring training last season as a designated hitter, however, nothing ever came of that.
Wright has continuously said that he wants to make a comeback in order to not have any regrets once his career concludes.
The Norfolk, Virginia native is a 2-time Gold Glove winner, and 2-time Silver Slugger winner, and as mentioned earlier, a 7-time All-Star. ‘Captain America’ has a career .296 batting average with 242 home runs, and 970 RBI’s while accumulating 1,777 hits.
Could this be the last we see of David Wright?
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