Mets captain David Wright to undergo surgery to repair right rotator cuff
David Wright will undergo yet another surgery as he maintains his desire to come back and play again
The Mets announced on Monday morning that third baseman David Wright will go under the knife to repair his right rotator cuff on Tuesday in New York. Wright shut down his rehab assignment early last week after playing three games in Port St. Lucie.
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Wright had been dealing with pain in his shoulder since the beginning of the season when he attempted to throw the ball. The diagnosis back then was an impingement in his shoulder which caused the issue. He rested and rehabbed throughout the summer and actually got back out on the field last month.
Unfortunately, after the pain came back, the 34-year-old was forced to re-examine the situation and this is apparently the best solution.
The surgery to repair a rotator cuff is pretty serious, and will require some heavy rehab both in effort and time. While we have no doubt that Wright will have more than enough sheer will to go through it, the time aspect seems to be running out as every year passes that he suffers some type of debilitating injury.
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If all goes well, this could be what Wright finally needs to get back out on the field eventually, but that’s assuming a new problem won’t pop up, or that his old back and neck issues won’t rear their ugly heads again.
Unfortunately with Wright, his health issues will forever be a concern, so all we can do is just hope for the best.
Get well soon, Cap.