Ike Davis Re-Booted and Other Injury Updates

Every time my computer acts up, the IT department tells me the first thing I should do is “re-boot”.

It appears the Mets are following a similar strategy with disabled first baseman Ike Davis, who is going back into a boot for three weeks — though possibly longer.

Unfortunately, that likely means he will be out of a Mets uniform for at least 5 weeks, since you have to figure in the “back to baseball activities” part of the process and the minor league rehab assignment. Supporting that theory is Sandy Alderson’s statement that he “hopes” Davis will be back before the All-Star Break.

In other injury-related news, David Wright will get an X-ray on Thursday to determine when he can return to baseball activities. So hopefully we’ll get an update tomorrow.

One bit of injury news that may have flown under the radar — I certainly missed it — was that Angel Pagan’s strained oblique was not a strained oblique, but rather, a stress fracture in his ribs. Oops. I guess an X-ray wasn’t part of the examination process early on.

Meanwhile, R.A. Dickey is going to grin and bear it through his plantar fascia tear; it didn’t seem to affect his pitching last night.

Finally, though he’s not injured, Jose Reyes is expected to return to the Mets tomorrow night. Terry Collins has indicated that temporary leadoff hitter Angel Pagan would not bat second upon Reyes’ return, but is more likely to be placed somewhere lower in the lineup. I suppose as long as Justin Turner remains hot, that makes sense.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.