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Wright downplays 'pretty sore' knee

David Wright

David Wright

#5 3B
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM32
  • HR5

  • RBI23

  • R20

  • OBP.426

  • AVG.306

The inside of David Wright’s left knee is “pretty sore,” manager Terry Collins said, although the third baseman downplayed the injury and is eyeing starting Saturday’s matinee.

Wright fouled a ball off the inside of the knee in his first-inning at-bat. He went 2-for-4 and was pulled on a double-switch after grounding into a double play to end the eighth with the Mets trailing by five runs. The Mets eventually lost, 7-3.

“It’s pretty sore, but he thought he could play,” Collins said. “Toward the end, when he made the last out, I just said, ‘Go get some ice on it. We’re coming back in 14 hours. So get yourself ready for tomorrow.’”

Said Wright: “He just double-switched for me. That’s that. He’s the manager. He says when to play and when not to play. I got down to first, and they double-switched for me.”

Asked if he had concerns about being able to play Saturday afternoon, Wright said: “I don’t think so. I felt progressively better as the game went on. The more I moved around, the better it felt. So I’m sure it will swell up a little bit, but I’ll be fine.”