Ike Davis May Not Return for Mets


Maybe Fred Wilpon had something with that whole “snakebitten” thing.

The New York Mets received some more bad news Wednesday when an MRI revealed that first baseman Ike Davis is not progressing has hoped.  The 24 year old underwent an MRI yesterday that showed the bone bruise in his right ankle has not healed.  If that wasn’t enough, the procedure found that Davis is also dealing with cartilage damage.

"“Right now, I don’t see him coming back any time soon,” Mets GM Sandy Alderson said. “Over the next three weeks, he’ll hopefully progress to running and if he can’t tolerate the running, then we’ll go to Plan B… If surgery is involved, he would be likely to be lost for the season.”"

The procedure Alderson is referring to will be microfracture surgery.

"“Obviously, surgery is like an athlete’s nightmare,” Davis said. “I’ve had one surgery before, on my wrist, and it worked out really well. I came back better than I was before. If it’s going to get me on the field again, then it’s something we have to do, but obviously we’re going to get a second opinion and see if everything coincides with what everyone says.  Hopefully in three weeks, I’m starting to run again.”"

Before hitting the disabled list, Davis was have a great year for the Mets.  In only 36 games he tallied 16 extra base hits and 25 RBIs.  Davis took a line of .302/.383/.543 with him to the DL.