According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Wright's throwing program has been shut down following a diagnosis Wright received in NY on Tuesday.
Team doctors believe the injury springs from surgery Wright had to fix a herniated disc in his neck in June 2016.
Wright has been diagnosed with an impingement after experiencing soreness in his right shoulder, general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday morning.
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Back and neck injuries have limited the longtime Mets captain to just 75 games over the last two seasons. The seven-time All-Star hit.301/.382/.506 with 222 home runs over his first 10 big league seasons, but has seen his production dip to.266/.339/.396 with 20 homers in 209 games since. At the time, Wright was expected to fully rest the injury for about a week. Wright's readiness for Opening Day was already in question before the news of this impingement. Reyes and Flores's performances a year ago could best be described as Fine or Good Enough, which, truthfully, is likely an improvement over what Wright could offer the team at this point.
Another baseball season is upon us, and unfortunately, so is another David Wright injury.
February 24, 2017 - The Mets raise eyebrows by having Wright, still recovering from that surgery last June, throw in private away from the media.