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Brief Update on New York Mets Star David Wright's Condition

PHOENIX - AUGUST 10:  David Wright #5 of the New York Mets warms up on deck during the major league baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 10, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Phil HoopsCorrespondent IAugust 15, 2009

During the latter portion of Fox’s telecast of today’s Mets game, video showed David Wright, dressed in a gray shirt and shorts boarding an ambulance.

He appeared to be rather steady on his feet and did not require assistance of any kind to get into the emergency vehicle.

This is certainly a good sign because it certainly did not appear that David would have been leaving the ballpark under his own power after that kind of impact he took to the head.

Afterward, the ambulance left en route to a local hospital. He will be undergoing tests throughout the evening and more should be known about his condition tomorrow morning.

Ironically, this whole ordeal comes just one day after Wright himself endorsed a newer, more padded batting helmet that sports manufacturer, Rawlings, is trying to get Major League players to wear.

On a side note, Giants starter Matt Cain, who threw the pitch that hit Wright, was seen tipping his hat to the crowd while he exited the ball game. In my opinion, that is a pretty classless move on his behalf considering what had occurred earlier on in the ball game.


Update (8:33 PM EST) Michael Baron of is reporting that David Wright suffered a concussion as a result of being hit in the head and will spend the night in the hospital.

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