Wright gets pinkie checkup

April, 12, 2012
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David Wright, who fractured his right pinkie diving back into first base on a pickoff throw Monday, is permitted to test the finger and resume baseball when he feels like he is capable, the team announced.

Wright was fitted for a splint Wednesday and examined at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Thursday.

The Mets open a six-game road trip Friday in Philadelphia. Terry Collins said he expected Wright could return quickly.

The Mets said in a statement: "The injury to the little finger on David Wright's right hand was re-evaluated today by a hand specialist in New York who reiterated that David can return to baseball activity as tolerated. His playing status will be reviewed again tomorrow in Philadelphia prior to the game."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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