Friday, March 15, 2013

David Wright shut down 3-5 days with rib-cage strain, could miss weeks

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that the team's third baseman David Wright will be shut down for three to five days due to his rib-cage strain, per Anthony Rieber of Newsday.

That does not mean Wright will be ready for Opening Day.

"Anything about his condition for Opening Day right now I think would be speculative," Alderson said. "Is it possible that he'll be out for a period of time? Sure. But what we know right now is he's going to rest for three to five days and we'll see what happens."

As manager Terry Collins notes, if past history's any indication, Wright could miss a month.

"We saw it with [Daniel Murphy]," [manager Terry] Collins said. "Murph's been out a month. Last year, David had it. He missed a month. Jason Bay missed a month. I'm trying to be optimistic, and knowing that this kid's as tough as he is . . . I'm sure it'll be two, three weeks."

If Wright is not ready to go for the start of the season, Collins said Justin Turner will replace him at third base.