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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mets Injury Update: David Wright making great progress in shoulder rehab


By on 10/25/2014 05:00:00 PM

With one week left in his six-week shoulder rehab program, New York Mets third baseman David Wright reports very steady progress with no setbacks. Although not officially placed on the disabled list, Wright sat out the final 21 days of the season with a sprained left shoulder, and he has spent most of the time since then getting that shoulder back into shape. It appears that he will report to Spring Training in 2015 healthy and ready to play.




NJ.com and the Star Ledger's Mike Vorkunov reported Saturday that Wright has responded very well to his rehab program, which is currently scheduled to end next Saturday, November 1. If he has no problems, then he will avoid surgery and begin a normal offseason conditioning program.

Vorkunov quoted the Mets' franchise player discussing the rehab program and the progress he has made with it. Said Wright,
"No setbacks, we're moving forward. That's all you can ask.... I'm going to get checked out by the doctors in the next couple of weeks. And we'll see how that goes and that will kind of determine what's next as far as the plan moving towards for next year. I'm excited. I've been doing this rehab stuff pretty religiously for these last six weeks or however long it's been and feeling better. Hopefully I get some good news when I go to the doctors." 
While many Major Leaguers would like to have Wright's 2014 totals of .269, 8 HR, and 63 RBI, it was a down year for Wright, who battled through soreness in that same left shoulder all season.

Wright is a career .298 hitter with 230 HR and 939 RBI in 11 seasons, all with the Mets. He has averaged 144 games per year since 2005, including a 2011 season in which he played in only 102 games due to a stress fracture in his lower back. In 2013, Wright missed 45 games with a right hamstring strain.

These injuries are now behind Wright, and age 32 as next season begins, he looks to return to the form that got him a contract for eight years and $138 million in December of 2012. He is under contract through 2020.

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