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Friday, May 10, 2013
Wright downplays 'pretty sore' knee

By Adam Rubin

The inside of David Wright’s left knee is “pretty sore,” manager Terry Collins said, although the third baseman downplayed the injury and is eyeing starting Saturday’s matinee.

Wright fouled a ball off the inside of the knee in his first-inning at-bat. He went 2-for-4 and was pulled on a double-switch after grounding into a double play to end the eighth with the Mets trailing by five runs. The Mets eventually lost, 7-3.

“It’s pretty sore, but he thought he could play,” Collins said. “Toward the end, when he made the last out, I just said, ‘Go get some ice on it. We’re coming back in 14 hours. So get yourself ready for tomorrow.’”

Said Wright: “He just double-switched for me. That’s that. He’s the manager. He says when to play and when not to play. I got down to first, and they double-switched for me.”

Asked if he had concerns about being able to play Saturday afternoon, Wright said: “I don’t think so. I felt progressively better as the game went on. The more I moved around, the better it felt. So I’m sure it will swell up a little bit, but I’ll be fine.”