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No serious effects for Wright after hitting head

No serious effects for Wright after hitting head


NEW YORK -- Aside from some soreness, David Wright said he felt fine after a bizarre incident on Wednesday night where his own bat hit him in the back of the head during an at-bat.

Wright was in the Mets' starting lineup for Thursday's series finale with the Braves, playing third and batting third, as usual.

During his fourth-inning at-bat last night, Wright swung at a pitch from Braves starter Tim Hudson. He grounded the ball to shortstop for a 4-6-3 double play, but when he made contact, his bat broke and the barrel hit him on the back of the head on his backswing.

Wright didn't run to first base, and instead stood just up the first-base line bent over as manager Terry Collins and trainers attended to him.

"When it happened, it kind of surprised me, because I didn't know what it was," Wright said. "Then after I kind of realized the bat had got me, after that I felt pretty good."

He walked off the field and trainers continued to run tests in the clubhouse, but Wright stayed in the game and took the field for the top of the fifth. It was a startling incident, but it certainly could have been worse.

Wright said his head felt fine on Thursday morning.

"He was checked out afterwards, but yeah he's fine. At the time, it stunned him pretty good," Collins said. "He'll be fine."

Chris Iseman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. David Wilson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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