Mets 3B David Wright has been diagnosed with a right shoulder impingement and has been sent back to New York to be examined, GM Sandy Alderson told reporters on Tuesday.
Wright does not have structural damage in the shoulder and surgery is not necessary, but he has been shut down from throwing for a couple of weeks.
Alderson added that Wright's status for Opening Day, which is April 3 against the Braves, is questionable.
Wright played in his first Grapefruit League game on Saturday, going 0-for-2 as the DH during the team's 8-6 loss to the Nationals.
It was Wright's first game action since May 27, 2016, after which he had neck surgery and missed the rest of the season.
Wright is still slowly working throwing and defense back into his game, so it will be some time before he's back at third base during an actual game.
"You've got to be able to contribute on both sides of the ball," Wright said recently after throwing. "This is a nice first step for me, but there's plenty more hurdles and plenty more steps to take before I really fulfill and have that satisfaction of coming out and being able to actually take the field and play in a real game."
Wright, who turned 34 years old in December, had season-ending neck surgery in June after playing just 37 games, prior to which he managing chronic lumbar spinal stenosis, which limited him to just 38 games in 2015.
The two conditions are unrelated, Wright and team doctors have repeatedly said.