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David Wright exits game after being hit in helmet by pitch

Sep 26, 2013, 8:24 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Good news. The Mets say Wright left for precautionary reasons while Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by a team source that the third baseman has passed his concussion tests.

8:24 p.m. ET: Scary moment in tonight’s Brewers/Mets game, as David Wright was hit in the helmet by a pitch from rookie right-hander Johnny Hellweg in the bottom of the third inning.

Wright appeared to take the ball off the back of his helmet as he attempted to crouch out of the way of the pitch. He walked off the field under his own power, but the Mets will surely send him for concussion tests just to be on the safe side. His season will be over if he displays any symptoms.

Wright previously suffered a concussion when he was hit in the head by a Matt Cain fastball during the 2009 season. He ended up missing two weeks.

  1. dondada10 - Sep 26, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Nightmare. After seeing what’s happened to Justin Morneau and Jason Bay, concussions are a terrifying thing.

  2. arrooo - Sep 26, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    This team is cursed

  3. bigjimatch - Sep 26, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Great move. They brought Wright back just in time to lose the unprotected draft pick and get a concussion.

  4. spacemaker101 - Sep 26, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Hope all is well with D. Wright… Good player

  5. aceshigh11 - Sep 27, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Wow, that is scary.

    I’d be gun-shy as hell at the plate after what he’s been through.

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