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Mets injury update: David Wright to miss at least four-to-six weeks with neck injury

Wright has a herniated disk in his neck.

David Wright will be out at least four to six weeks
David Wright will be out at least four to six weeks
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David Wright will miss at least four-to-six weeks because of his neck injury, according to Ken Rosenthal. Since sitting out Saturday's matchup against the Dodgers with neck pain, Wright took anti-inflammatory medication and received an injection in the hopes that he would recover.

Before the injury surfaced, Wright had hit a home run in three straight games. If he is out the expected amount of time, it will mark the fourth time in the last six seasons the 33-year-old has missed at least a month of a season. He missed four months  in 2015 after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis.

Wilmer Flores figures to get regular playing time at third base in the short term. Although he's played much of his major league career at shortstop, scouts have long said the 24-year-old is better suited for third. He's hit just  .167/.242./,267 with one home run in 60 plate appearances so far this year.