Monday, May 7, 2012

Werth injury Details

The final blow, or so we hope, to Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth's injured wrist was delivered this morning.

As first reported on Twitter by William Ladson, Werth had surgery this morning to repair his broken left wrist. He is now expected to be out for at least 10-12 weeks.

It was also reported that Werths break was a clean break and that it had nothing to do with a previous break of the same wrist back in 2005. Werth had to have surgery done on it then, as well. He also tore a tendon in the 2005 injury.

The most worriesome part about this ordeal is that Werth's career nearly ended back in 2006 after he had the surgery done because of the severity of the injury. Now that he has injured the same wrist the same way twice, the cause for concern of his career is there.

Werth is expected to remain with team and will be in the dugout for the all the games like he usually would. While his leadership on the field will be missed, he will still be a vocal leader in the clubhouse.

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