Ike Davis gets cortisone injection

Updated: September 4, 2013, 8:02 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ATLANTA -- Ike Davis received a cortisone injection in his right side Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, and neither the New York Mets first baseman nor manager Terry Collins expects him to return this season.

Davis was injured while hitting a sacrifice fly Saturday at Nationals Park and departed the game.

"I'd be surprised if he resumes some baseball activities in the next three weeks," Collins said Wednesday morning.

Davis accompanied the Mets to Atlanta and participated in a fantasy football draft with teammates Monday. He also said farewells that day, recognizing his season likely was over. Davis expected to head to his native Phoenix for an early beginning to his offseason after the exam in New York.

Davis batted .205 with nine home runs and 33 RBIs and spent nearly a month at Triple-A Las Vegas this season. Mets officials face a difficult decision weighing whether to bring back Davis for 2014. He is again eligible for arbitration after making $3.125 million this season.

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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