Dickey OK to start; Davis to be re-examined

Dickey OK to start; Davis to be re-examined

Dickey OK to start; Davis to be re-examined
NEW YORK -- The Mets got some reassuring news on the health front regarding one player and some news that called another player's recovery into question before Monday's game.

The team said that R.A. Dickey would be fine to make his scheduled Tuesday start, but first baseman Ike Davis will have his troublesome left foot re-examined on Tuesday.

Dickey, who has been battling an injured plantar fascia in his right heel, went through a bullpen session with no adverse effects on Sunday, and he came back to simulate some fielding drills before Monday's game. Davis, meanwhile, is working back from a sprained ankle and bone bruise in his left foot, and manager Terry Collins said he will be re-evaluated.

"He's coming in today. He's going to be re-examined tomorrow," said Collins of Davis, his second-year starter at first base. "We're going to do a follow-up and see where he is in the process. We'll know a lot more tomorrow."

Davis has been on the disabled list since May 12, and he had his injury rehab stint halted because of his lack of progress. Collins said he wasn't sure if there's been a setback, and that the Mets just want to be as careful as possible.

"I think it's because it's taken as much time as it has," said Collins. "He's got a bone bruise, and it's like everyone's told me. There's no guarantees on how long it's going to take before it starts to heal. I'm glad he's coming up and having the doctors take another look at it. If everything's on target, if we're still moving forward, then I'm glad we had him re-evaluated."

Dickey, meanwhile, seemed satisfied that he's healthy enough to take the mound Tuesday. He went through several fielding drills on Monday, and said that he feels fine to start and doesn't think he's at risk to make his injury even worse.

"It's definitely something you can play through," Dickey said. "If it would've been an issue, I'd have to speak up. But having thrown my bullpen [session] yesterday and done some stuff today -- and recovered well from yesterday's bullpen -- all the signs point to the fact that it's going to be getting better as we go along here. Tomorrow should be no different."