BaseballNo Timetable For David Wright’s Return; Likely Out At Least This Season by Jason Cordner June 18, 2016 David Wright (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) The New York Mets captain, David Wright, underwent surgery Thursday to address a herniated disk in his neck. No timetable has been given to when we can expect Wright to return to the field. Many speculate David Wright may be lost for the season.The procedure, which was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins in Marina Del Rey, Calif., was cervical discectomy and fusion and is expected to keep Wright out for months, if not the rest of the season. In a statement , David Wright had this to say:“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,” Wright said in a statement. “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.”David Wright tried everything from rest to rehab and anti-inflammatory injections to help with the pain in his neck. Surgery was the last resort and unfortunately it came down to that. David Wright played in 37 games this season and was batting .226 with seven homers and 14 RBI. Not a bad stat line , considering Wright missed most of the last season.What Are The Met’s Options at Third Base?Wright’s decision offers the Mets at least some level of clarity with regards to their situation at third base. With Wright sidelined indefinitely, general manager Sandy Alderson can be more aggressive in pursuing external options to fill the Mets’ void at third whether it be bidding for Cuban free agent Yulieski Gourriel, or even sit still with newly re-acquired Kelly Johnson. Wilmer Flores, who has taken over the third base duties, has done great filling in for Wright hitting .375 in June. The jury is still out on if Flores can be counted on for the stretch run, so the Mets would be wise to consider some trade and free agent options.The situation with David Wright is unfortunate for him and his Mets teammates. Nobody is going to feel sorry for him and the Mets. GM Sandy Anderson and the young arms of the New York Mets will have their work cut out for them. Post Views: 1,128The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsJason CordnerLatest posts by Jason Cordner (see all) Lebron James Leaves Coca-Cola To Sign With Pepsi - March 22, 2021 WNBA Rolling Out Red Carpet For Upcoming 25th Anniversary Season - March 16, 2021 Nike Partners with National Urban League to Promote Employment and Home Ownership for the Black Community - March 15, 2021 Rob Gronkowski Gets In On NFT Collection Movement, Becomes First Athlete To Do So - March 10, 2021 Related TopicsDavid WrightInjuryKelly JohnsonNew York MetsSandy AldersonSurgeryWilmer FloresYulieski Gourriel 1 Comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 From Inspired to Being an Inspiration: Sports Broadcaster & “The Morning Roast” Host Kate Scott (VIDEO) by Candace Cordelia | posted on December 21, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 How Former NFL Scout and Coach Chris Landry Became an Entrepreneur and Sportscaster by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 23, 2021More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video)On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... BlueClaws Can’t Hold Early Lead in Loss to Kannapolis Intimidators Where Do Mets Go At Third Base After David Wright’s Surgery?