Ike Davis flying to New York for MRI

Ike Davis, who continues to be tormented by a bone bruise in his left ankle that he suffered in a May 10 collision with David Wright in Denver, intends to fly to New York for another examination with team doctors later Monday.

"I think I'll probably get it looked at again and see if there's swelling or the bone is healing," Davis told ESPNNewYork.com. "I'll probably get an MRI before I start running again."

Ike Davis

Ike Davis

#29 1B
New York Mets

2011 STATS

  • GM36
  • HR7

  • RBI25

  • R20

  • OBP.383

  • AVG.302

Davis has been unable to run because of the issue, except on a submerged treadmill.

"If you look at bone bruises in your ankle joint, they can be pretty nasty," Davis said. "It's obviously taken a little longer than I thought. I didn't know that a bone bruise in your ankle joint would take a long time to heel, and it has for some reason.

"When I first got down here, I was off it for four or five days. Obviously I wanted to make the 26th [the date eligible for DL activation], so I started pushing to start running, or trying to. We did it for three days, and on the third day, it didn't feel any better. It actually felt worse to run on it than it did."

As for his current routine, Davis said: "It's an underwater treadmill. If I do any running, it's on that. Obviously you don't put a lot of pressure on your joint. But I'm working out. I can hit and stuff. I've hit on the field and stuff. Like every other day I hit in the cage. It doesn't really hurt to hit. It's weird. It just hurts to run."

Davis said he's bummed out by being sidelined this long.

"Obviously I don't want to be down here," Davis said. "But I can't run, so I can't help the team."