David Wright all but certain to avoid surgery

By Danny Abriano

The chances of David Wright requiring surgery on his injured left shoulder are not zero, but they’re close to it.

According to general manager Sandy Alderson:

"Is there zero chance of surgery? Close. So I think we are past that. I think everything we know about David’s shoulder is positive. I couldn’t tell you that he’s 100 percent today, but he’s substantially there. Any time anybody is coming back from an injury that required him to be shut down the year before, there’s some uncertainty. But right now I’m not worried about it."

Wright, who played with a left shoulder injury before being shut down in early-September, is expected to begin baseball activities in December.


Wright said back on October 27 that his shoulder was improving, and Wednesday’s news seems to all but confirm that Wright has successfully rehabbed his injury.

After initially refusing to blame is shoulder injury for his lack of production, Wright admitted late in the season that it had impacted him, and went as far as to say that it might’ve been foolish to play through it.

Wright failed to hit a home run after the All-Star break, and it’s fair to believe that stunning lack of power was due in part to the shoulder discomfort.