The end may be drawing near for Captain America.
New York Mets third baseman David Wright, who is trying to recover from nagging back injuries caused by spinal stenosis, has now been shut down due to a shoulder impingement.
His status for opening day is in question.
David Wright is in New York. He has a right shoulder impingement and won't throw for "a couple weeks." Opening Day "questionable." #Mets
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 28, 2017
This is definitely not good news for the Mets and Wright himself. He was hoping that this year would be different from the past two seasons and he would be able to stay on the field as much as possible. Now, it looks like he may not even make it to the field once the regular season starts.
Is it time for the Mets to just move on from Wright?
One would hope not, but if this impingement turns into something worse and causes Wright to miss an extended amount of time, it may be time to accept the fact that Wright’s career is going the route of Don Mattingly; 34 years old and just not enough left in the tank to play the game of baseball.