Mets third baseman David Wright,33, will undergo surgery for a herniated disk in his neck.
Wright has tried everything from rest, rehab to anti-inflammatory injections before deciding the need for surgery.
Wright had been being treated for chronic spinal stenosis in his lower back.
“My neck simply did not respond to any of the treatments of the past few weeks. 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, Wright said.”
The Mets said Wright’s return date “will be determined based on the results of the procedure and the progress of his recovery.” They didn’t say the surgery would end Wright’s season.
Wright is signed through 2020. Wright’s contract, which pays him as much as $20 million annually, is insured.
Wright has played in only 37 games this season and is hitting just .226 with seven homers and 14 RBIs. Last season he only played in 36 games over the whole season including the post-season.
We wish him a quick recovery.