March 15th, 2012
It’s always one step forward and two steps back for the New York Mets. On Monday, I wrote how the Mets have to be pleased with what they have seen so far from staff ace Johan Santana. That was some good news. But with the Mets, with every bit of good news, there always seems to be some bad news to follow.
Met 3B David Wright announced yesterday that he has a tear of the rectus abdominis in his left side. The rectus abdominis muscle, also known as the “six pack”, is a paired muscle running vertically on each side of the anterior wall of the human abdomen (and in some other animals). There are two parallel muscles, separated by a midline band of connective tissue called the linea alba (white line). It extends from the pubic symphysis/pubic crest inferiorly to the xiphisternum/xiphoid process and lower costal cartilages (5–7) superiorly according to Wikipedia, so you know it’s correct.
Wright insists he will be ready by Opening Day, but knowing how the Mets operate, expect Wright to be officially diagnosed with a sprained ankle and be out for four months.
If Wright is not ready to go by Opening Day, look for Ronny Cedeno to get the nod at third.
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