WAVY — According to multiple reports, New York Mets third baseman David Wright has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal column. As per those same reports, the Mets have decided to “shutdown” Wright from all baseball activities for the foreseeable future.
Wright is expected to start treatment immediately, and with no timetable set for any kind of return.
The 32-year old from Hickory High School in Chesapeake has been out with a hamstring injury since April 15 and has only seen action in eight games this season. He was supposed to begin a minor league rehab assignment starting next week.
Spinal stenosis forced Lenny Dykstra to retire at the age of 35, and also forced former Virginia Tech running back David Wilson to retire at just 23.