David Wright to undergo surgery for herniated disk

Thursday June 16th, 2016

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Mets third baseman David Wright will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a herniated disk in his neck, the team announced.

Wright has not played since May 27 because of the injury. The timetable for his return will be based on the results of the procedure, according to the announcement.

“After trying every way to get back on the field, I've come to realize that it's best for me, my teammates and the organization to proceed with surgery at this time,” Wright said in a statement. "My neck simply did not respond to any of the treatments of the past few weeks. While incredibly frustrating and disappointing, I am determined to make a full recovery and get back on the field as soon as I can to help the Mets win.”

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In 37 games this season, Wright was batting .226 with seven home runs and 14 RBI. A seven-time All-Star, Wright is under contract with the Mets through 2020.

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