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David Wright could need season-ending neck surgery

The Mets’ third baseman and captain has discussed the possibility of neck surgery.

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David Wright has discussed the possibility of season-ending neck surgery with Dr. Robert Watkins. The Mets' third baseman is hitting .226/.350/.438 with seven home runs this season and leads the team with three stolen bases.

Wright had homered in three consecutive games before concern about his neck injury was reported. In early June, the Mets placed Wright on the 15-day disabled list with a herniated disk in his neck. The Mets’ plan was to shut him down from baseball activities for 6-8 weeks, hoping that with rest he could potentially return to the lineup sometime in August. However, if surgery is required, that would effectively end his season.

Anthony DiComo reports that there is still a good chance that Wright opts for rehab instead of undergoing surgery. A decision is expected to be made by the end of the week. If Wright does need season-ending surgery, DiComo added that the Mets would likely be active on the trade market for a third baseman.