(NEW YORK) — During the United States’ run in the World Baseball Classic, New York Mets third baseman David Wright suffered a back injury and could open the season on the disable list. Despite that, Wright has no regrets about playing in the event.
“You can get hurt in spring training,” Wright told Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. “You can get hurt before spring training. Playing baseball, theres’ some risk that comes along with that, whether it’s in Port St. Lucie or Arizona or Miami.”
“…Unfortunately things like that happen. It has nothing to do with the tournament itself. It has everything to do with some bad luck,” he continued.
Wright had a cortisone shot on Friday for his strained intercostal muscle and said he still experiences some pain when he sleeps. He is expected to be out of action anywhere from five days to two weeks.
The Mets can’t get Wright back soon enough as he is their best offensive player. In 2012 he hit .306 with 21 home runs and 93 RBIs.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN