David Wright was shut down in early September with what was eventually diagnosed as a ligament issue in his left shoulder, but he recently told Mike Vorkunov of the Newark Star-Ledger that his rehab is going well.
Wright was originally put on a six-week rehab program, so he’s expected to be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks. Surgery could be necessary if the rehab is deemed unsuccessful, but the Mets captain is optimistic.
“It’s doing good,” Wright said. “I’m hopefully finishing up some rehab stuff. I’m going to get checked out by the doctors in the next couple of weeks. And we’ll see how that goes and that will kind of determine what’s next as far as the plan moving towards for next year. I’m excited. I’ve been doing this rehab stuff pretty religiously for these last six weeks or however long it’s been and feeling better. Hopefully I get some good news when I go to the doctors.”
Wright, who apparently injured the shoulder on a head-first slide on June 12, batted just .269 with eight home runs and a career-low .698 OPS over 134 games this season. He turns 32 in December and is still owed $107 million through 2020.