Collins: Ike Davis making progress

Ike Davis

Ike Davis

#29 1B
New York Mets

2011 STATS

  • GM36
  • HR7

  • RBI25

  • R20

  • OBP.383

  • AVG.302

Ike Davis has been doing treadmill work on a specialized machine that puts less force on his legs than his body weight normally would supply. And Terry Collins said the sessions to test Davis' troublesome left ankle on Thursday and Friday have gone well.

"Another very, very good report today that the ankle is responding very, very well," Collins said. "There's no discomfort."

Collins noted the true test will come next week when Davis attempts to run on the ground bearing his full body weight. If the cartilage damage has not healed and pain resurfaces, Davis would be facing season-ending surgery.

As for the current treadmill activity, Collins explained: "It's not 100 percent weight-bearing, so each day they can add a little bit more and a little bit more. Yesterday I think it was 45 pounds (of body weight) they took off. And then today was 35 pounds."