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Ike Davis will spend the next three weeks in a walking boot

May 31, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

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So much for Ike Davis‘ speedy recovery.

The Mets just announced that he’ll wear a walking boot on his injured ankle/foot for at least the next three weeks, meaning he’s likely more than a month away from potentially returning from the disabled list.

Davis was unable to run three weeks after suffering the injury on May 10, so after getting a second opinion and an MRI exam he’s been shut down with what manager Terry Collins called an “inverted sprain.” Previously the Mets have called it a “bone bruise.”

Whatever the case, the news isn’t good and Daniel Murphy will get an extended look as the Mets’ primary first baseman.

  1. aronmantoo - May 31, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Amazing how the Manager is keepingh this team competitive with what he has to work with

  2. Utley's Hair - May 31, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    I read “walking boot” and got this image of the Simpsons episode where Bart had to go to Australia to be booted.

  3. bigxrob - May 31, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    That’s the first I’ve ever heard of an inverted sprain.

  4. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 31, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    With the Mets medical staff, we can only assume Ike has actually died, but it was misdiagnosed as an inverted sprain.

    Seriously, if I was a Met, I would have my own doctor to confirm everything! How many ‘day-to-day’s have turned into ‘out for the season’ with them? David Wright has probably already been cremated.

  5. tsi4431 - May 31, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Inverted ankle sprain is what 90% of all sprained ankles are. I don’t know why they decided to add the word inverted to it.

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