David Wright Suffers Concussion; Should Sit For Rest of Season

Andrew KahnCorrespondent IAugust 16, 2009

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)

Well, that's the last of 'em.

With David Wright suffering a concussion after being hit in the helmet by a fastball in this afternoon's game against the San Francisco Giants, it became official: Every one of the New York Mets' star hitters have gone down with an injury.

Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, and Jose Reyes have already missed most of the season (in addition to pitchers such as JJ Putz, John Maine, and Billy Wagner). Wright, the face of the franchise, was the sole survivor.

But earlier today at Citi Field, Wright took an 0-2 pitch off the left side of his head, sending his helmet flying and his body to the ground. He was clearly dazed as the Mets' trainers helped him to his feet and into the clubhouse.

It has since been reported that Wright suffered a concussion, the severity of which is not yet fully known. But it doesn't matter if it's mild, serious, or somewhere in between.

Wright needs to be shut down for the remainder of the season.

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