David Wright out for another week

Updated: March 11, 2012, 4:31 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

New York Mets third baseman David Wright will not return until next weekend at the earliest as he rehabs from a left rib cage issue.

Wright -- who has yet to appear in a Grapefruit League game -- has taken grounders but has not thrown. And he has yet to swing a bat.

Team doctor Struan Coleman is expected to examine Wright in Port St. Lucie this weekend before Wright is cleared to increase his rehab workload.

Mets manager Terry Collins said Coleman already had planned the visit, and it was not particular to Wright. It will spare Wright a trip to New York to be examined at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

"He hasn't done anything full speed yet," Collins said.

Collins insisted the exam by a team doctor is not an ominous sign.

"No, no, no," the manager said. "He's actually getting better."

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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