New York Mets’ David Wright will meet with doctors within the next two weeks as he looks to begin baseball activities once again.
David Wright, the often-injured face of the New York Mets, intends to meet with doctors sometime in the next two weeks to evaluate his shoulder. The hope is that he will be medically cleared to resume baseball activities.
David Wright will see a doctor for a follow-up examination at the end of May. He's hoping he will be cleared for baseball activities at that time, but the real test won't come until he starts throwing and swinging in earnest. #Mets
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 15, 2018
Wright last appeared in a game nearly two years ago. Since that time he has been battling a stenosis in his back along with multiple surgeries, he has yet to overcome.
In September 2017 Wright suffered another injury, while attempting to come back, needing rotator cuff surgery after appearing in only two rehab games. Prior to this injury, he had issues with his back due to a herniated disc causing him difficulty in throwing the ball. Wright had surgery on the neck herniation in June 2017 and was shut down for the reaming of the year.
The injury he suffered at the beginning of camp was diagnosed as an impingement which the club believes is an after effect from his June surgery.
Wright, who has only appeared in 74 games since the 2014 season, signed an eight-year, $138 million contract in 2013. He was placed on the 60-day disabled list following his most recent injury diagnosis.
You have to feel for Wright, who is one of the better guys the game baseball has to offer. Hopefully, this appointment goes well and we can see the Mets’ captain back on the diamond where he belongs in the near future.
With three years remaining on his contract, this could be David’s last opportunity to get back on the field for the Mets. Should Wright be cleared for baseball activities, he would most likely need a full training camp prior to him joining the ballclub this season.