New York Post
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.”