New York Mets, third baseman David Wright hopes to get back on the field this week, but a left rectus abdominis tear will keep him sidelined, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Rubin.
David Wright said his actual injury is a tear of the rectus abdominis in his left side. He said that sounds worse than it is. Strain is tear—
Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) March 14, 2012
Wright received anti-inflammatory injections for his slight tear or strain this week, which trainers believe will help accelerate his recovery.
“Basically what the doctors have told us is he had essentially plateaued — there was a little bit of soreness, not a great deal — but that this will accelerate the recovery process,” GM Sandy Alderson told the New York Daily News.
The two-time Golden Glove and Silver Slugger award winner hit .254 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI. Right is a .300 hitter over the course of his career and has tallied 183 home runs and 725 RBI.