David Wright plans on playing on Sept. 1, sixteen days after taking a 94 mph fastball to the helmet.
To help protect him from any further headshots, Wright will be sporting a new helmet when he return to the Mets, or at least as soon as Rawlings gets it to him.
The S100 helmet is designed to withstand up to 100 mph from two feet away, while current batting helmets must only withstand 60 mph from two feet away.
“When they get it to me, I’ll wear it,” Wright told the NY Times. The Times notes that Wright should have the helmet when he returns to action in Colorado on Tuesday.
The helmet retails for $99.99.