MIAMI -- How injured is David Wright?
New York Mets
Terry Collins said he trusts the captain that he is not trying to play through a severe hamstring injury that might end up in a blowout of the muscle.
Wright looked uncomfortable and clutched his right hamstring multiple times while on the basepaths in the eighth inning Wednesday night. Trainer Ray Ramirez visited Wright at second base after a stolen base. Collins then visited Wright during a Marlins pitching change after Wright advanced to third base.
"He understands himself better than anybody," Collins said. "I have to trust his opinion of what he says. And he says he's ready to go. I said to him yesterday, 'I know you're at third, but if you were standing at second, could you have scored on a single?' And he said, yeah. He said it was just when he went to steal the base, that's where he feels it the most. When he has a secondary lead where there's some motion going he has no problem doing it."
Wright, as he promised, is back in the lineup for Thursday's matinee.
"He said his legs have been tight," Collins said. "And then he got cramps in Washington due to the dehydration side. So we were trying to monitor that. And then last night, when he stole second, he just said he felt like it was tight again."