David Wright injury update: Mets 3B to begin rehab this weekend

Andy Marlin

Wright plans to return to the Mets lineup before the end of the season.

New York Mets third baseman David Wright will begin his rehab assignment this weekend, reports Brendan Prunty of the Star-Ledger.

Wright has been sidelined since Aug. 2 with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. The average recovery time on the injury is six weeks, according to Wright, causing the Mets to be patient with their star.

The third baseman discussed his rehab with Prunty, telling the reporter:

"You don't want to go into the offseason with the uncertainty of an injury. And most importantly, I don't want this to affect me next year or the years to come. So I have to rehab this properly, be diligent with it, stay on top of it. And be honest with the rehab guys and the medical guys down in Florida, as I continue to make progress. But all signs are good. I haven't had a single setback yet."

Mets manager Terry Collins said on Aug. 9 that the Wright could be sidelined for the rest of the year and that the team would make "no timetable" for him. The team has little motivation to rush Wright back into the lineup; they enter Friday with a 60-72 record, 20 1/2 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the NL East.

Wright had been enjoying a strong season, batting .309/.391/.512 with 16 homers and 54 RBI in 465 plate appearances.

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