Mets 3B Wright heading to Florida to ramp up rehab
NEW YORK (AP)
Four weeks after straining his right hamstring, David Wright is ready for the next step in his rehab.
The All-Star third baseman is headed to the New York Mets' complex in Florida on Thursday, a day before the team begins a nine-game road trip. He says he feels fine swinging and fielding, but he's not running full speed yet and isn't ready for minor league rehab games.
Wright was injured Aug. 2 while legging out an infield single against Kansas City. He says the medical staff has told him it's a six-week injury, which puts him on track to return in mid-September.
The Mets' captain is determined to come back before the season ends, but he wants to make sure he rehabs properly and heals completely so his hamstring doesn't become a chronic problem.