David Wright has only appeared in 37 games so far for the 35-29, second place Mets. He has been battling a neck injury that has gotten the best of him to say the least. He has tried to play through it, but will have to opt for surgery on his neck. There is no timetable for the 33-year-old’s return.
In a statement, Wright called the decision “incredibly frustrating and disappointing.”
“After trying every way to get back on the field, I’ve come to realize that it’s best for me, my teammates and the organization to proceed with surgery at this time,” Wright said. “My neck simply did not respond to any of the treatments of the past few weeks.”
Wright is hitting just .226 this season with 7 HR and 14 RBIs. Needless to say, he hasn’t been himself this season and has been often injured of late.