Ike Davis Says Season Over

Ike Davis was asked if he might play again this season before yesterday’s game against the Cardinals.

“I’m not gonna tell you I’m gonna play this season because I’ve told you like 16 times this year [that I will] and it hasn’t happened,” said Davis, out since May 10. “Give it three weeks and we’ll see, either ‘yes’ or ‘no.'”

Terry Collins of course would like to see a healthy Ike on the field this year, to erase any doubts and speculation about his health going into next season.

“I would say the majority odds are I probably wouldn’t play this year. …,” Davis said, according to the NY Post and ESPN “Obviously there’s a possibility that I don’t need surgery. We just need it to heal. And if it doesn’t heal, we have to do something to make it heal.”

Oh no, here’s the kicker:

“But next year I will be back and healthy. I promise.”

Does anyone realistically expect Ike to be back this year?

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  1. Timo July 20, 2011 at 10:08 am
    I hope Ike is out for the year. I also hope Santana doesn’t pitch this year either. I don’t want these guys coming back to soon and re-injuring themselves. Who cares if they don’t help us this year. I’m more worried that they don’t help us next year. Get healthy this year so we can see you next year!
  2. Joe July 20, 2011 at 10:19 am
    This injury was moronic. At this point, it seems bringing him back this year is more so.
  3. Paul July 20, 2011 at 11:19 am
    There’s nothing to be gained by having Ike Davis try to play again this season. He should go have surgery if that’s what he needs to heal properly.
  4. Walnutz15 July 20, 2011 at 11:56 am
    As we’re seeing – it’s still the same ol’ Met circus when it comes to injury reports.

    Ike’s been suffering from “motor-mouth” from the minute he hit the showers back in May (“I hope to be in the lineup tomorrow”) – so really, someone needs to take him aside and tell him to keep quiet.

    ……….provided they want to keep things mum — or put some kind of “Met-speak” on it.

    Otherwise, I think everyone knows by now – if they didn’t already – that it’s not in anyone’s best interest to have him come back this year.

    Absolutely nothing to gain.

    ………..and what I mean by the same ol’ circus – it’s the report from last night, from Collins — citing how surprised he was that Ike would say he’s probably done for the year – complete with Ike’s back-tracking.

    Someone get a muzzle for these dopes….even if the info is obvious. There’s just no media-suave to any of them.

    When told of Davis’ comments before the Mets’ 4-2 win over the Cardinals, manager Terry Collins appeared upset saying, “I’m surprised he would say something like that.”

    “I’ll have to discuss that with him,” said Collins. “He might want to inform me before he springs that on anyone else.” Davis later backtracked a bit, telling reporters, “I’m not throwing in the towel. In three weeks if I’m not healthy, I’m not playing this year.

    Davis joked: “If I didn’t have to ever run again, I’d be fine.”

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson admitted last month that a decision by the Mets’ medical staff to place Davis in a protective bootcould be partially to blame for the setbacks.

    “It could turn around. I’m not saying it’s not,” said Davis. “It’s just that I’m not going to tell you that I’m going to be playing, because I’ve done that every time now. So we’ll see.”


  5. Brendan82 July 20, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    I don’t see Ike back this year. At least Kendrys Morales’s ankle sprain was entertaining. Ike’s was the lamest injury ever.
  6. Mic July 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    I think tc is out of the loop.
  7. gary s. July 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    Maybe there should be a rule, if u can’t play, you can’t do summer camps and say stupid things.I just read a book called Amazins By Peter Golenbock, which traces the history of the mets from inception to 2002.Great book.Lots of great interviews with former mets.The team has been snakebit for so many years.Ike Davis unfortunately is continuing the tradition.
  8. Mic July 21, 2011 at 8:14 am
    I never saw ike coming back. He would not be shopped or risked in this rebuilding year.