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Mets injury update: David Wright has herniated disk in Neck

Whether or not Wright will hit the disabled list hasn't been determined yet.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, David Wright told reporters that he has a herniated disk in his neck. A decision regarding a disabled list stint has not yet been made, but per Wright, turning his head is painful without medication. Wright has had his struggles with strikeouts and in the field, but his seven home runs and 120 wRC+ will certainly be missed if he's out of the lineup for any extended period of time.

Whether this issue is related to Wright's spinal stenosis is not clear, but adding another painful spinal injury to Wright's already very complicated routine is obviously not ideal. The most recent player to suffer a similar injury is Nick Markakis, who underwent a procedure during the 2014-2015 offseason but recovered in six weeks and was able to make it to spring training with the Braves. If a procedure is necessary, then the Mets would likely be without both starting corner infielders through the end of June.

The Mets acquired James Loney from the Padres and seemed likely to look for additional corner infield reinforcements on the trade market. That need would only be exacerbated by a disabled list stint for Wright. Options like Yangervis Solarte of the Padres and Steve Pearce of the Rays both make sense and likely could be acquired at a relatively low cost.