Wright's MRI shows no structural damage to back

Wright's MRI shows no structural damage to back

PHILADELPHIA -- David Wright's recovery may take a little longer than expected.

Wright is currently on the disabled list with a right hamstring injury, but the Mets announced Friday that he's developed lower back pain in the past few days. Wright has already undergone an MRI that showed no structural damage in his back, alleviating some concern.

"He's got some medication, and he'll be back doing his exercise and his stuff next week," manager Terry Collins said. "Obviously, it's going to be a couple of days. It's not something that's hugely major."

The 32-year-old, a seven-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award winner at third base, will resume baseball activities when his back discomfort subsides. Wright has not played since April 14, and he's logged just eight games for the Mets in 2015, batting .333 with one home run and four RBIs.

The veteran has been slowed by injuries in recent seasons. Wright played in just 102 games in 2011 because of a back injury, and a hamstring ailment limited him to 112 games in '13. Wright was sidelined by a left shoulder injury last season, and he has played more than 140 games just once since 2011.

"I know he's anxious to get back out there," Collins said. "When he does, he says he's going to do what he always does. For us to play consistently, we need him out there."

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. Michael Radano is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.