David Wright's Diagnosis Leaves Mets in Offensive Limbo

Newsday—May 23, 2015

Newsday reporter David Lennon reports on New York Mets' David Wright's recent lumbar spinal stenosis diagnosis

According to Lennon, Wright, who first was sidelined by a hamstring strain, developed a lower-back issue during his rehab in Port St. Lucie that twice has put his recovery on hold. It wasn't until Saturday -- five weeks after he landed on the DL -- that the Mets revealed he is being treated for lumbar spinal stenosis, which the Hospital for Special Surgery's website describes as a "narrowing of the spinal canal or tunnel that houses the (nerves) that travel along the spinal column."

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