ATLANTA - David Wright's banged-up left shoulder will keep him out of the lineup until Friday.
After a follow-up exam Monday in New York, doctors recommended more rest and treatment for Wright, who is nursing a bruised rotator cuff in his left shoulder. According to manager Terry Collins, Wright will continue to receive treatment at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan but will not receive a cortisone shot.
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"His exam went OK," Collins said. "He's not 100 percent, so we're going to give him a few more days . . . I thought it was important for him to make sure that when he comes back we don't have issues. The doctors have said, 'Hey look, he's going to be great by Friday,' so we'll get by until then."
Wright was a late scratch before Friday's game against the Pirates, a day after aggravating the injury, which he had played through for two weeks. The Mets will continue to play a man short instead of putting Wright on the disabled list, which would delay his return.
Collins said the Mets also intend to stick with their current roster configuration. Already down an infielder in Wright, they are carrying a sixth outfielder and only one shortstop.
Entering Monday night's game, Eric Campbell was 6-for-13 in three games as Wright's replacement at third base.
"Obviously, we've got some guys who have got to step up and fill that hole,'' Collins said, "and Eric's done a nice job so far."
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