Monday, March 10, 2014
Mets News: Ike Davis in a walking boot on right foot, could open season on DL?
Ike Davis sported a new accessory in the clubhouse on Monday morning: a walking boot on his right foot.
Davis, whose calf strain has kept him out of the Grapefruit League lineup for more than a week, said the boot will keep the lower leg immobilized and hopefully speed up the healing. The extent of the injury has caught Davis off guard since he merely has felt "tightness."
Davis has yet to get an MRI, but said: "I'm sure we'll do that at some point."
"It's just a walking boot," Davis said. "Nothing crazy happened. ... Hopefully I'll get two weeks of games in before the season starts. I can still get a lot of ABs."
With exactly three weeks until Opening Day, Davis suggested he has more than enough time to prepare for the season. Still, if the injury lingers much longer, the Mets' first-base decision may be resolved by default, with Lucas Duda and Josh Satin platooning because Davis opens the season on the DL.