Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A re-examination of the bone bruise in Ike Davis' left ankle has given the Mets a less optimistic prognosis than before. Davis will regress to wearing a boot on his left foot for the next three weeks and will not attempt to run during that time, the Mets announced Tuesday. He will be sidelined almost certainly for all of June, perhaps even until the All-Star break.
"Gee, I would hope that's a little long," general manager Sandy Alderson said. "But I'm not a physician. I'm not in the business of making predictions."
After Davis was unable to run last week on his injured left ankle, the Mets flew him to New York for a re-evaluation. The result, Alderson said, was not necessarily a new characterization of the injury, but an updated timetable for the first baseman's return.
Davis can still play catch and swing a bat, but cannot field ground balls or run.
"There's still a hot spot," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "We're going to pretty much shut him down from any kind of activity."
"The idea is to take pressure and load off that bone and allow it to heal," Alderson said.