New York Mets third baseman and captain David Wright’s comeback to baseball took another wrong turn on Tuesday.
According to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, Wright was examined by Dr. Robert Watkins and it was determined that his lower back and shoulder injuries are continuing to cause issues. He will not be able to partake in any baseball activities for another two months.
Wright has been plagued by injuries for the past three years, appearing in just 75 games from 2015-2016.
After a hamstring injury in April of 2015, Wright was diagnosed with spinal stenosis the following month, holding him out for three months before returning to the team and helping them in their famous run to the 2015 National League pennant.
The following year, Wright announced that he had a herniated disk in his neck before undergoing back surgery in June of 2016, ending his season. It looked as though he would be ready for the 2017 season, but a shoulder injury kept him away until August when he attempted to rehab in the minors.
After just 10 at-bats, he terminated his rehab and underwent a pair of surgeries, one on his shoulder, one on his back in a month span from September-to-October.
The frustration continues for Wright, one of the faces of the Mets franchise who turned 35 in December. He is signed through the 2020 season and given his loyalty to the club since his MLB debut in 2004, it looks as though his place will be always be saved by the organization.