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Mets Wright Leaves Hospital Post Concussion

Sports Betting News - August 17th, 2009 - Written by Glen

Last Friday, baseball fans watched the Mets third baseman, David Wright, take a powerful fastball to the head - a bean ball that would send him to the ground for several minutes. The ball was clocked at 94 miles per hour, thrown by Matt Cain. Wright was placed on the disabled list on Sunday.

Wright was examined by a neurologist on Saturday, and again on Sunday prior to being released. He claimed that a headache had persisted, and the neurologist said that Wright was still suffering from "post-concussion symptoms."

The impact occurred during the fourth inning, and slammed Wright in the helmet just above the ear hole. The force of the blow sent his helmet flying, and Wright was promptly removed from the field. He had undergone a CT scan, which showed no damage.

The hit had brought back the argument that players need new helmets. Research shows that current, standard issue helmets can withstand a blow that is roughly 70 miles per hour, where as a prototype - the Rawlings S100 - could take a hit up to 100 miles per hour, absorbing the impact without causing the player damage. Many players have expressed contempt for the new helmet, saying that the look and feel do not justify the increased safety.

The Mets are now without six players, including three pitchers. Wright's .324 average will be sorely missed. He holds 55 RBIs and has appeared at games with the utmost of consistency over the year. It was quoted that Wright wanted to get back on the field, but doctors and specialist insisted that he remain out of the game. Wright's return to the game has yet to be announced.

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