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Wright plans to miss only 15 days

David Wright will be a spectator in the visitors' dugout at Yankee Stadium on Friday, still not permitted to have physical exertion.

"What else am I going to do, watch it on TV?" Wright asked. "I enjoy coming. I enjoy being around the guys."

David Wright

David Wright

#5 3B
New York Mets

2011 STATS

  • GM39
  • HR6

  • RBI18

  • R23

  • OBP.337

  • AVG.226

Wright, diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back, underwent testing Thursday. He believes a plan could be put in place as soon as Friday evening to map out his return.

Wright underwent a SPECT scan.

"You can Google it," the third baseman said.

How about Wikipedia? That site explains this about a SPECT scan:

Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT, or less commonly, SPET) is a nuclear medicine tomographic imaging technique using gamma rays. It is very similar to conventional nuclear medicine planar imaging using a gamma camera. However, it is able to provide true 3D information. This information is typically presented as cross-sectional slices through the patient, but can be freely reformatted or manipulated as required.

Wright hopes to return from the DL after the minimum 15-day stay.

"That's what I have wrapped around my mind right now," Wright said. "So I'm expecting that. The tests, I guess, will ultimately decide. But I'm preparing to just be out for the 15 days."