Injured Ike says goodbyes

September, 2, 2013
9/02/13
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ATLANTA -- Ike Davis made his way around the clubhouse offering farewells on Monday.

Davis plans to fly to New York for an MRI of his strained right oblique, but already knows his season is done. He figures he will simply head home to Phoenix since the best remedy is probably just resting the painful side muscle.

"Just letting it heal naturally is sometimes better," Davis said. "It just hurts to cough. It hurts to lay in bed. You don't realize what your rib cage does until you tear something in it."

Davis said he has not been directed by the team to go home after the Hospital for Special Surgery exam. That's just his presumption.

"If I am," Davis said about a slim chance of staying in New York, "that'll be good, because I'm going to be bored."

Davis strained the oblique Saturday in D.C. on a sacrifice fly.
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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