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The injury bug bites

Well, we’ve made it through the first week of spring training games. Johan Santana has pitched twice and he’s one of an ever-shrinking number of Mets who hasn’t landed on the injury report so far (knock on wood). Who would have believed it?

Meanwhile, David Wright was scheduled to fly to New York last night so he could get a cortisone shot to combat a rib cage issue that has kept him out of spring training action so far. Tim Byrdak is due to get a cortisone shot in his ailing knee.

Adam Rubin summarized the conditions of other injured Mets players before Sunday’s rain-shortened game, though it does not include Daniel Ray Herrera who now reportedly has a back issue.

The Mets are far from the only team dealing with injuries this spring. And at least none of theirs are of the truly wacky variety. Yankees reliever David Robertson hurt his ankle carrying a box outside for recycling, and Tampa Bay pitcher David Price hurt his neck while toweling off in the dugout. Can you imagine the field day everyone would be having if either of those stories were about Mets?

But it’s still discouraging, considering the lack of depth in the Mets organization and the reputation the team has earned for the way injuries have been handled over the last few seasons.

Mets fans: are you concerned about the team’s growing injury list?

Everybody: what are some of the weirdest baseball injuries that you remember hearing about?