Report: Nationals OF Jayson Werth has two small fractures in wrist

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Nationals Jayson Werth has 2 small fractures in wrist
Thursday May 28th, 2015

A CT scan on the left wrist of Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth revealed two small fractures, reports's Bill Ladson.

The Nationals placed Werth on the 15-day disabled list on May 19 with a left wrist contusion. The injury was sustained when the outfielder was hit on the wrist by a 92 mph fastball on May 15.

Ladson reports that the doctor who operated on Werth's left radius fracture in his wrist in 2012 believes that Werth will return to full strength. The outfielder could return as early as August if his rehab goes as expected. 

In 2005, Werth fractured his left wrist during spring training before returning to play 102 games. He underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair ligaments in the wrist following that season, causing him to miss the entire 2006 season.

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In 27 games this season, Werth is hitting .208 with two home runs and 12 RBIs. While he has been on the disabled list, Tyler Moore, Michael Taylor and Clint Robinson have platooned in left field. 

Washington (28–19) is currently in first place in the NL East and plays the Reds in Cincinnati on Friday.

- Molly Geary


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