Mets' Wright has stress fracture in back, will sit

By DAVE SKRETTA | May 16, 2011 | 5:00 PM EDT

New York Mets third baseman David Wright fields a ground ball hit by Houston Astros' Jason Michaels during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 14, 2011, in Houston. Michaels was out at first on the play. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets say star third baseman David Wright has a stress fracture in his lower back and is expected to sit out for about 10 days.

The Mets said Monday that Wright is not going on the disabled list and that his injury doesn't require surgery.

Wright was banged up in a play last month. He is hitting .226 with six home runs and 18 RBIs.