Wright out at least another week

David Wright

David Wright

#5 3B
New York Mets

2011 STATS

  • GM102
  • HR14

  • RBI61

  • R60

  • OBP.345

  • AVG.254

David Wright will not return until next weekend at the earliest as he rehabs from a left rib-cage issue.

Wright -- who has yet to appear in a Grapefruit League game -- has taken grounders, but has not thrown. And he has yet to swing a bat.

Team doctor Struan Coleman is expected to examine Wright in Port St. Lucie this weekend before Wright is cleared to increase his rehab workload.

Terry Collins said Coleman already had planned the visit, and it was not particular to Wright. It will spare Wright a trip to New York to be examined at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

“He hasn’t done anything full speed yet,” Collins said.

Collins insisted the exam by a team doctor is not an ominous sign.

"No, no, no," the manager said. "He's actually getting better."