David Wright has been diagnosed with an impingement in his throwing shoulder and is questionable to be ready for Opening Day. This is just the latest unfortunate layer on what is becoming an injury-plagued career for Wright. Just last week he was expected to be playing at 100% by mid-March.
Wright is seeking a second opinion on his shoulder, but the more alarming thing is that there was no timetable given for when he could resume baseball activities. He addressed it as just a “speed bump.”Before this injury, Wright said he started playing a little first base. So you wonder if this was a sign he was having trouble throwing.
The Met Captain will start a long, aggressive rehab for the third time in three consecutive years. When asked about the notion of retirement, Wright said, “At the end of the day I love taking the field, and if I can do this rehab in time to get back on the field, do what I love doing, it’s all worth it in my mind.” Wright still has four years and $67 million remaining on his contract.