Wright surgery risk 'close' to zero

David Wright

David Wright

#5 3B
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM134
  • HR8

  • RBI63

  • R54

  • OBP.324

  • AVG.269

PHOENIX -- David Wright is all but out of the woods with respect to the left shoulder injury that caused him to be shut down for the regular season following a Sept. 8 game.

Wright had “stretched-out" ligaments that failed to hold his non-throwing shoulder in place.

He is on track to begin baseball activities, including swinging a bat, in December.

“Is there zero chance of surgery?” Alderson said. “Close. So I think we are past that.

“I think everything we know about David’s shoulder is positive. I couldn’t tell you that he’s 100 percent today, but he’s substantially there. Any time anybody is coming back from an injury that required him to be shut down the year before, there’s some uncertainty. But right now I’m not worried about it.”