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Werth leaves game with minor strain

Aug 24, 2011, 3:45 AM EDT

Jayson Werth had to be removed from Tuesday night's game in the ninth inning with an injury to his hip or groin area, leaving the Nationals outfielder's status for Wednesday uncertain.

Werth believes he hurt himself tracking down Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy's fifth-inning single to right. He remained in the game until the ninth inning, when Brian Bixler replaced him in right field.

"It could just be like a muscle spasm," Werth said. "We'll see how it feels tomorrow. It's real mild. I don't think it should be a big deal."

The Nationals gave conflicting information on the precise nature of the injury. Manager Davey Johnson initially said Werth "tweaked his hip." A club spokesman then told reporters the injury was actually to Werth's groin. The right fielder later referred to it both as a "hipRead more »

  1. Doc - Aug 24, 2011 at 4:05 AM

    Way to get on it intrepid reporter. Some of us were wonderin' and you got the news out!Gooooooooooooooo Nats' Insider!

  2. Anonymous - Aug 24, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Left or right testicle…er, groin? The public needs to know!

  3. natsfan1a - Aug 24, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Feel better, Jayson!

  4. Anonymous - Aug 29, 2011 at 3:40 AM

    He’s a fossil. Maybe they should trade him for Byung-Hyun Kim or ChanHo Park.

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