Mets 3B David Wright sidelined with neck surgery
By admin - 2016-08-14 14:21:26

New York Mets captain, David Wright, could miss the season after having neck surgery.

Wright had surgery on Thursday to fix a herniated disk in his neck and team doctors have not predicted as of yet just how long he will be unable to play.

”After trying every way to get back on the field, I’ve come to realize that it’s best for me, my teammates and the organization to proceed with surgery at this time,” wrote Wright in a┬ástatement.

”My neck simply did not respond to any of the treatments of the past few weeks,” continued Wright. “While incredibly frustrating and disappointing, I am determined to make a full recovery and get back on the field as soon as I can to help the Mets win. I greatly appreciate the support of my teammates and our fans throughout the last few weeks.”

The current captain of the Mets, Wright has had an extensive injury history. At 33, he is not as likely to return from major surgery as he did in his younger years. Some anticipate he will miss the remainder of the season.

”I think as an organization we’ve got to say it’s going to be quite a while,” reasoned New York Mets manager, Terry Collins. ”Even if it’s two months out, you’re still talking about September, where you can increase the rosters anyway. So we’ve got to certainly make sure we consider ourselves, until September, that he’s not going to be around.”