David Wright says he tore muscle

Updated: March 14, 2012, 10:56 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Two days after receiving an ultrasound-guided cortisone shot at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, New York Mets third baseman David Wright returned to camp and pledged to be ready for Opening Day on April 5.

Wright revealed Wednesday that he had a muscle tear toward the left side of his abdomen -- technically, the rectus abdominis muscle. He believed he had a rib cage strain before an MRI exam revealed the true diagnosis.

"Whenever you ...

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