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Monday, September 05, 2011

Ike Davis to workout with Mets in Florida and to discuss his future plans

According to David Lennon of  Newsday,  the Mets could decide as early as Monday if Ike Davis will need surgery to repair the injured left ankle that has kept him on the disabled list since May 11.

After two days of baseball activity in Port St. Lucie, Fla., followed by Sunday off, Davis will work out with the Mets before Monday's game against the Marlins at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Davis is not yet ready to take full batting practice, but manager Terry Collins , along with the training staff, will watch him hit soft toss, field grounders and run at some point Monday.

That will lead to more discussion later in the day with general manager Sandy Alderson , and if Davis reports no pain in the ankle, the Mets would prefer to hold off on the surgical option, which is likely to involve a microfracture procedure.

"We'll all get together with the trainers and see what the next step is going to be," Collins said. "He hasn't played in so long, you can't get too caught up in what you see. You've got to get caught up in how he feels. If he can start, stop and move around without difficulty, I think those are all good signs."

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