NEW YORK -- New York Mets third baseman David Wright will have surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck.
There is no current timetable for his return, but the procedure could very well end the 33-year-old's season.
The Mets announced he'll have the operation on Thursday in Marina del Rey, California. The decision to proceed with surgery was made after weeks of tests, rest and anti-inflammatory injections.
Wright says in a statement that his "neck simply did not respond to any of the treatments of the past few weeks." He says while it's frustrating, he's "determined to make a full recovery and get back on the field as soon as I can to help the Mets win."
The team says Dr. Robert Watkins will perform the surgery. He has worked in collaboration with Wright and the Mets medical staff in developing a plan for Wright's care.
Wright was placed on the disabled list retroactive to May 30.
Rough day hearing D Wright is out for the year. His presence and leadership is irreplaceable. #LGM— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) June 16, 2016