It’s been a rough year for the hamstring.
The San Francisco Giants lost outfielder Angel Pagan for the season after he underwent hamstring surgery, this after initial reports listed the injury is ‘minor’.
The Los Angeles Dodgers lost Matt Kemp for over a month thanks to a hamstring strain which at the time was considered nothing more than a ‘day to day’ issue.
Terry Collins estimated 3-5 weeks for David Wright absence. Called it a moderate strain — the middle grade of 3.
Wright, who injured himself in the tenth inning of last night’s victory over the Kansas City Royals was only expected to miss the two weeks required by the fifteen day disabled list, but the strain was worse than anticipated and now Wright will be sidelined considerably longer.
With less than two months left in the season, the last thing the Mets want to do is push Wright if his hamstring doesn’t heal properly and given how damaging hamstring injuries can become (and the uncooperative nature of the strains/tweaks/tears), Wright could be out for the year if there are any setbacks.