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April 10, 2012

BREAKING METS NEWS: David Wright has fractured right pinkie, Status to be determined by end of week

by @ 9:00 pm. Filed under 2012 Mets

The New York Mets promising start to the 2012 baseball season has been dealt a major blow on Tuesday when the team’s franchise player 3b David Wright was diagnosed with a small fracture in the middle joint of his right pinky finger. The 3B jammed the joint in Monday night’s game when he tagged 1B on a pick off move. He was out of the lineup tonight and will more than likely miss Wednesday’s matinee as well. The finger has been placed in splint and the Mets will have more answers on a time frame for his return after they get a report back from a hand specialist Wednesday. Best case scenario is the injury improves with rest and he suits up Friday. However, SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt reported during the Tuesday night telecast that Wright could not even grip a bat pre game. Unfortunately, the Mets need to plan on not having their superstar and defacto captain heading forward. Wright was hitting .583 with a homer and 4 rbi in the first 4 Mets games- all wins- and remains 4 rbi short of tying Darryl Stawberry’s club record 733 rbi. Last season, he played for about a month with a serious stress fracture in his back and ended up missing over 50 games while hitting a career low .226. The Mets and Manager Terry Collins did the right thing tonight sitting him and should proceed with caution heading forward. Crushing news in the season’s early days, let hope for a positive medical report in the coming days. Frankly as both a fan and reporter of the Mets news, I am tired of sounding like I work for

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