Report: Mets' David Wright Has Broken Pinkie Finger

Wednesday April 11th, 2012

New York Mets third baseman David Wright has a fracture at the middle joint of his right pinkie, according to ESPN.

Wright was originally scratched from the lineup card for tonight's game against the Washington Nationals because of a bruised pinkie -- he told reporters that he injured it diving back into first base on a pickoff attempt last night. Later, however, an X-ray revealed that the finger was not bruised, but broken.

Wright will not require surgery but will have to wear a splint, the team announced. Wright has been cleared to return to baseball activities "as soon as he can tolerate them."

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