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Another surgery for Wright


David Wright’s path to a Mets return is an obstacle course that now includes additional navigation.

The Mets c a pt ai n underwent laminotomy surgery Thursday to decompress his lower back, the team announced. The surgery alone is not likely career ending, but Wright faces other significan­t issues.

Wright also underwent surgery last month for a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. He later announced plans to continue his comeback attempt, despite not having played in a regularsea­son game since May 2016.

Wright missed the second half of that season after undergoing surgery for a herniated disk in his neck. He is also battling spinal stenosis in his back, a condition he will have to manage for the remainder of his career.

The 34-year-old Wright never appeared in game this season because of a shoulder impingemen­t that sidelined him in spring training.

“Through this entire rehab process, I have been driven to get back on the field as quickly as I can,” Wright said in a statement. “That’s why I had the shoulder surgery and that’s why today I underwent back surgery to reduce the risk of further issues going forward. With these two surgeries behind me, I hope to be able to put on a Mets uniform again as soon as possible. My desire to play is as strong as ever.”

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