The Mets organization and its fans held their breath today when star third baseman David Wright left tonight's game against the Brewers after getting hit on the head by Milwaukee right-hander Johnny Hellweg. Wright stayed on the ground for a few moments before eventually walking off the field with trainer Ray Ramirez and manager Terry Collins. Utility infielder Justin Turner pinch ran for Wright afterward. The good news is that Wright, who came back to the Mets almost a week ago after a seven-week disabled list stint, passed his concussion test according to ESPN beat writer Adam Rubin.
This is the second time in his career that Wright has been hit on the head. In August of 2009 he sustained a concussion when he was hit on the head by a pitch delivered from Giants right-hander Matt Cain. That injury caused Wright to be placed on the 15-day disabled list. Despite no apparent symptoms of a concussion this time, it will be interesting to see if the Mets will let Wright finish the few remaining games of the season, or take the conservative path by telling him to prepare for next year.