It Was More Scary Than Painful: Wright

He was released from the hospital yesterday

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009  |  Updated 9:10 AM CDT
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David Wright says he is feeling better after taking a pitch to the head. He's eager to get back on the field as soon as possible.

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David Wright Talks About Taking a Pitch to the Head

The Mets star said the incident was more scary than painful, and he is ready to get back on the field as soon as possible.
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David Wright is feeling better after being hit in the head by a pitch -- and he said today he wants to come off the disabled list as soon as he is fully recovered.

"I feel clear today.  I feel good," the Mets third baseman said in a press conference.

He said that the fastball that hit him in the head during Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants was more scary than painful, but left him with a "pounding headache."

Wright was nailed squarely in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball during the game's fourth inning as he faced an 0-2 count.

He was released from the hospital yesterday, and said that he "never wanted to be on the DL."

"I know the doctors want what's best for me," he said.

The All-Star third baseman was examined by a neurologist Saturday night and again Sunday morning before being sent home. Wright still had a headache and was experiencing "post-concussion symptoms," a team spokesman said.

Wright was hit just above the ear hole by a pitch from Matt Cain, sending his batting helmet flying into the air and the gritty infielder sprawling to the ground. Wright lay there for several minutes before walking off the field with help from trainers.

Wright is batting .324 with eight homers and 55 runs batted in, and had missed only one game for the banged-up Mets this season.

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