The Mets announced that David Wright will have surgery today to repair a herniated disc in his neck. Two weeks ago the injury caused the veteran third baseman to go on the disabled list.
Here’s a statement from Wright.
After trying every way to get back on the field, I've come to realize that it's best for me, my teammates and the organization to proceed with surgery at this time. My neck simply did not respond to any of the treatments of the past few weeks. While incredibly frustrating and disappointing, I am determined to make a full recovery and get back on the field as soon as I can to help the Mets win. I greatly appreciate the support of my teammates and our fans throughout the last few weeks.
The procedure will be performed by Dr. Robert Watkins at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Marina del Rey, California. The Mets haven’t given a timetable for Wright's recovery, but he should be out for at least three months. That means there’s a strong possibility that New York’s captain is done for the season.
After being diagnosed with spinal stenosis in 2015, Wright missed most of that campaign but came back in September to help the Mets clinch their first National League pennant since 2000. This year, he was playing regularly with scheduled days off until the neck issue sidelined him in late May. In each of his last three games played for the Mets, Wright hit a home run.