David Wright proceeds with neck surgery, will be out for “quite a while”

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New York Mets third baseman David Wright went through a neck surgery on Thursday in Marina del Rey, California to fix the herniated disk in his neck.

He was diagnosed with the herniated disc after Mets’ game against Los Angeles Dodgers last May 27. He was given pain-killing injections but that did not seem enough and he was placed on the disabled list on June 3.

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The Mets expected Wright to be fine after 6-8 weeks, but they have concluded that the third baseman needs a surgery to be able to fully fix his neck injury after consulting doctors.

Wright also agreed with the Mets’ decision, saying in his statement posted by Adam Rubin of ESPN that going through the surgery would be best for him and his teammates and organization.

He also mentioned in his statement that his neck simply did not respond to the treatments he has been receiving in the past few weeks.

However, he remains hopeful that he will be better soon to be able to help the Mets win. He also showed his appreciation to his fans and teammates for their support for him through the weeks.

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Wright has gone through an Anterior cervical discectomy , and no timetable has been set by the Mets on his return, but Mets manager Terry Collins said that it could take “quite a while” for him to recover and come back.

“If it’s two months out, you’re still talking about September, where you can increase the roster anyway.” said Collins.

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