By Joe McDonald at 15 March, 2013, 4:23 pm
It turns out the "sore back" that kept David Wright out of Team USA's clash with the Dominican Republic on Thursday night is a little more problematic than it first seemed.
According to New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, Wright is actually dealing with a “moderate" intercostal strain , which will require at least three to five days of rest.
If you do the math, that means Wright is officially out of the World Baseball Classic , and there's also concern the injury will linger into the regular season, forcing Wright to start on the disabled list.
For a little perspective on the potential timetable of Wright's recovery, Comcast SportsNet's Mark Zuckerman provided the following information.
Sounds similar to Desmond last summer. Missed 5 wks. MT @ adamrubinespn Alderson says David Wright has moderate intercostal strain on side.
— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) March 15, 2013