Sunday, June 19, 2011
David Wright 'felt good' after workout
By Mike Mazzeo
Special to ESPNNewYork.com
NEW YORK -- New York Mets third baseman David Wright wishes he could do more than just make 20 throws and take groundballs on his knees, but right now, that's all he can do.
Wright, who is recovering from a stress fracture in his lower back, reiterated that he will see a doctor later this week -- a Mets spokesman said Friday -- in an attempt to gain clearance to start a rehab program down in Florida.
"It's the same program we've been going through all along," said Wright, who completed his short session of minor baseball activity before Sunday afternoon's 7-3 loss to the Angels at Citi Field. "So far we're par for the course. It's what we were supposed to do (Sunday)."
Wright said his back "felt good" after Sunday's limited workout.
He will ride the bike on Monday, and hopes to do a similar Sunday routine on Tuesday.
"It's kind of part of the plan we've been doing all along," said Wright, who has been on the disabled list since May 16. "It's kind of the plan that we're sticking with. It's day by day.
"It's weird and disappointing that I can't go out there and play. It's something where I can't physically go do something to quicken the process. I just have to wait it out and make sure the bone heals correctly before I start amping it up."
Wright said he isn't anxious about going to his doctor's appointment.
"I've done everything they've asked me to do," Wright said. "I haven't had a hint that it's going to go anything less than favorable. And we'll go from there. But I've been around that six-week period where bones usually heal itself, so hopefully I'll be ready to go after I get that clearance."
"You don't just get clearance and then hop in the game in Texas the next day, but I'll probably go to Florida and start stuff down there," Wright added. "But that would still be a step forward."
Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com.