Mets' David Wright diagnosed with spinal stenosis

David Wright has endured another setback after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis, Anthony DiComo of .com reported Saturday. The third baseman was originally put on the disabled list in mid-April after suffering a hamstring injury. He began having stiffness in his lower back in early May which caused a delay in his return to the Mets. Now, he'll be shut down completely for at least another week and there's no real timetable for his return. MORE: Best bars near all 30 stadiums | Dodgers' Ryu gets season-ending shoulder surgerySpinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column. Former

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Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra was diagnosed with the same condition and was forced to retire at the age of 35 because of it. The #Mets have diagnosed David Wright with stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column. They believe he will heal, but it will take time.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 23, [email protected] 3B David Wright will cease baseball activities and take medication for a week after recurrence of symptoms of spinal stenosis.— (@) May 23, 2015The 11-year veteran had begun participating in baseball activities earlier in the week before dealing with more back stiffness. He was expected to re-join the team in late May.

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