May 17, 2011
The New York Mets, who sit in last place in the National League East, look like they will be losing their second big star to the disabled list in a week. First baseman Ike Davis(notes) went on the DL May 11 with a sprained right ankle and now third baseman David Wright(notes) could be gone for two weeks or more due to a stress fracture in his lower back, the New York Post reports.
The team is getting a second opinion, but if the fracture is confirmed, Wright will likely be out for at least two weeks, according to the Post.
"According to the information we have now, it would be rest for the next 10 days or so [and then] a return to baseball activity," said GM Sandy Alderson, according to the Post. "We're not talking about something long term, but we are talking about something that may require him to rest for a period of time."
Jeff Goldstein, director of Spine Service at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, told the paper that Wright may only be out for two weeks, but he also "might be a candidate for long-term back pain" with this injury.