David Wright shut down for at least three more weeks

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The Mets just set a major league record by losing their sixth consecutive home game with a lead after seven innings. But somehow that’s not the worst news of the night.

According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced after the game that David Wright will not begin baseball activities for at least another three weeks.

Wright was scheduled for an X-ray today, but Rubin writes that this new timetable is based off the previous X-ray. Huh? Either way, the stress fracture in his back isn’t progressing as quickly as the Mets originally expected.

With a July-return now looking like the best case scenario, Alderson is at least trying to look on the bright side.

“Maybe we’ll have David back for Santana’s first start.”

If you put that comment through the Mets-translator, we can expect that event to take place sometime during the 2012 season.