What has already been a month of setbacks for New York Mets third baseman David Wright has sadly taken a turn for the worse. According to an official Mets statement, Wright has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Specifically, Wright is suffering a narrowing of the spinal column. Wright was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 15 because of a hamstring injury and began experiencing tightness in his back earlier this month.
There’s no immediate timetable for Wright’s return—if he can return at all. Whether the condition is career-threatening for Wright remains to be seen; however, there have been instances where that is the case. Mets and Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra, as well as New York Giants running back David Wilson, were previously forced to retire because of spinal stenosis.