March 16 (Bloomberg) -- New York Mets All-Star third baseman David Wright will skip baseball activity for three to five days, and his status for opening day is in question, due to an intercostal strain on his right side.
Wright, 30, who was scratched from a World Baseball Classic game two days ago, was diagnosed in New York yesterday with a moderate strain, Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson told reporters.
“Anything about his condition for opening day I think right now would be speculative,” Alderson said. “Is it possible that he’ll be out for a period of time, sure. But what we know right now is that he’s going to rest for three to five days and we’ll see what happens.”
The intercostal muscles are several groups of muscles located between the ribs that function to move and stabilize the chest wall, according to the chiropractic website BodyMotion.
Wright, a six-time All-Star, batted .306 last season with 21 home runs and 93 runs batted in.
The Mets open their season April 1 against the San Diego Padres.
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