By now most reading this probably already know (which begs the question why am I even posting this) that Mets 3B David Wright aka Captain America of the WBC was diagnosed by team doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York with a “moderate intercostal strain” and will rest for the next three to five days.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson refused to speculate about Wright’s availability for Opening Day saying, “Is it possible he’ll be out for a period of time? Sure. But what we know right now is he’s going to rest for three to five days and we’ll see what happens.”
Alderson, who was unaware that Wright had started experiencing discomfort for about a week, said Wright had hoped it would go away but it didn’t and Wright felt the responsibility to deal with it. So when the Mets were made aware they took what they felt was the right course of action which was to not allow Wright to play and to have him fly to New York for further exams.