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Updates on Storen, Rendon, Goodwin

Apr 12, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT

His right arm in a sling following the first surgery of his life, Drew Storen sat in the dugout at Nationals Park this morning and expressed relief that yesterday's procedure to remove a small bone chip from his elbow was relatively minor.

"When I woke up and they said that it was quick, it was easy, it was what we expected … obviously that's a big relief," Storen said. "Now I have a good plan of attack. I know what the problem was; I had it fixed."

The arthroscopic surgery performed by team doctor Wiemi Douoguih removed one small bone chip from Storen's throwing elbow. The right-hander's ulnar collateral ligament was found to be entirely intact, and there were no other areas of concern.

Doctors didn't give Storen an exact timetable for his return, but he's proceeding as though he'll miss at least two months. No matter whenRead more ยป

  1. UnkyD - Apr 12, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    This is the best possible news we could have gotten, re: Drew!!! Very Cool, all things considered…

  2. m20832 - Apr 12, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Excellent news! GYFNG!!

  3. Anonymous - Apr 12, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Rendon's injury is a bit disconcerting … Nick "the stick" Johnson redux? Hopefully he gets in with the other Nats and does the gym rat thing to compensate.

  4. Anonymous - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Tendon damage and fracture to the right ankle and now the left-ankle? How do you address something like that, as Rizzo says? My off the cuff guess would be in the weight room to build bone and muscle mass down there …

  5. UnkyD - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Maybe AR winds up at 1B, after all… Brace up those ankles, and sacrifice a little speed and agility, to get that beautiful bat into the lineup…?

  6. Anonymous - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    I think it's a relief that the Dr. has actually seen inside Drew's elbow and knows for sure that he has no ulnar ligament damage. That must be a very nice thing for Drew to know.

  7. Rabbit - Apr 12, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Drew, if we are in first place when you are ready to come back…..take another month off! You can be good and ready for the playoffs!!!! (I know folks…consider other pitchers, etc., etc…take it easy) GO NATIONALS!!

  8. Candide - Apr 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Fellow 2011 draft pick Brian Goodwin has a strained hamstring, but the injury is not considered serious.Uh-huh. That's the way it always starts. Three weeks later, they're talking DL…

  9. SonnyG10 - Apr 12, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    "Not considered serious" is becoming famous last words.

  10. MicheleS - Apr 12, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Bubble wrap can be sent to Mr Rendon! I have plenty! It will be good to see the Arm back. Shark has looked a little lost at the plate.

  11. JaneB - Apr 13, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    Is it weird that no one knows what is wrong with Morse and why its taking so long? It's good to know Storen was in the dugout today. I was imagining him at home, watching on TV. It made me unhappy. Is it likely that the Nats KNOW what is wrong with Morse and they just aren't saying? Or is it possible that they DON'T know? I hope it's the former situation.

  12. Dwayne Yancey - Apr 13, 2012 at 3:32 AM

    As someone who witnessed Rendon's injury in Lynchburg on Saturday night, I'm curious: Did he slip and fall because he had injured his ankle? Or did he injure his ankle because he slipped and fell? I realize it doesn't matter — the result is the same — but I am curious. He did seem to take a wide turn at third, but no wider than I've seen others take. At the time, it just looked like he had lost his balance.In happier news from that game, I can belatedly report that Potomac Nationals right fielder Randolph Obuder made two spectacular diving catches to rob hits. I was sitting behind a group of boisterous and rowdy Lynchburg fans — the type who jangled their keys whenever Potomac Nationals outfielder Kevin Keyes came to bat — but even they acknowledged Obuder's fielding and gave him a loud and what seemed genuine round of applause as he jogged back to the dugout after his second diving catch.

  13. Drew - Apr 13, 2012 at 4:21 AM

    Good to see esteemed Virginia political reporter Dwayne Yancey in the house. In 1988 he wrote an acclaimed book on the rise of Doug Wilder.

  14. Dwayne Yancey - Apr 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Drew — thanks for the kind words. Yes, that's me. In baseball parlance, I've moved up to the front office; I'm an editor now. On the side, I write plays, including some about baseball. You can click on the link for details. I've been a regular here for some time, as a reader, but haven't posted because I haven't had anything original to contribute until I witnessed Rendon's unfortunate injury. My "hometown" team is the Salem Red Sox, also in the Carolina League, so I get to see the Potomac Nationals several times each summer. I don't claim to be a baseball expert but if folks want my impressions, I can share them. Their first visit here is May 8-10 but those are weekdays and might conflict with my son's baseball schedule; otherwise, i'll be late June before I see them again.

  15. Kirbs - Apr 13, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Get well drew! I'm happy to see Ankiel return. Sounds like he is stroking the ball. I assume moving Brett carroll is the move they will make?

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