The Post's Dan Martin caught up with Ike Davis, who was a little bit of awesome and a whole lotta injured for the Mets in 2011. There was some conjecture earlier in the offseason that Davis's recuperation wasn't going splendidly and that he might not be ready to roll when Spring Training arrived. Notwithstanding some expected baseball-related oxidation, Davis feels fine and is excited to play some good old-fashioned honkball again:
"It’s great to know I’m training for a season rather than training to see if I can get back on the field or have to have surgery. I’ve been fine for a while now, so it’s what I expected. But it’s good to finally hit on the field and get this under my belt."
Davis was hitting .302/.383/.543 through the first month-plus last season before an awkward infield collision with David Wright chased him from the May 10 game in Colorado. Davis — and everyone else — figured he'd miss a few of games at most, but a couple of medical missteps, including a mistaken prescription for him to wear a boot, exacerbated what turned out to be a sprain and bone bruise of the left ankle. He managed to dodge surgery, but he couldn't avoid missing the balance of the season.
Davis is apparently healthy now, and in good spirits, plus hitting coach Dave Hudgens isn't worried about him, all of which is certainly positive news in a year that has been short on good tidings for this team.