The Washington Nationals have recently updated three players on their injury list. Brad Lidge, Michael Morse, and Mark DeRosa are all making strides in their journeys back to the playing field.
Outfielder Michael Morse will participate in his first extended spring training game since Aprill 11th when he was shut down for six weeks following a torn lat muscle.
Morse is expected to return by June 8th. However, the Nationals are very confident that Morse will return before then. He has been participating in hitting and throwing drills daily and the trainers are pleased with his progress.
For the first time since May 1st, closer Brad Lidge threw off of a mound on Wednesday. Lidge has been sidelined with a sports hernia which he had surgery on to repair.
According to Lidge, he is expected to return June 12th or 13th.
Finally, do-it-aller Mark DeRosa has been slowed by a strained oblique muscle as well as family concerns.
DeRosa has been balancing spending time with his family and rehab and is hoping to return to Viera, Florida to begin rehab soon.
Keep DeRosa in your thoughts. His father has been diagnosed with cancer and he has been trying to balance rehab with family time.
While many of us only see the baseball player on the field, they do have a personally life that can get quite difficult especially when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness.
UPDATE: According to multiple sources, Michael Morse will be starting his minor league rehab this Monday with the Class A Potomac Nationals.
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