May 7, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT
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Jayson Werth injured himself trying to make a sliding catch in the sixth inning.
Jayson Werth was due to have surgery today on his broken left wrist, a procedure that is likely to keep him out for roughly 12 weeks, according to a source close to the Nationals right fielder.
The surgery was set to take place after Werth was examined by a specialist, who also consulted with Richard Berger of the Mayo Clinic, the doctor who six years ago repaired a ligament injury in Werth's same wrist that allowed him to resurrect his career.
It's not believed doctors found any ligament damage today, only a clean break of the radius bone on the opposite side of the wrist where Werth's previous injury was located.
Recovery time from such a procedure, which includes plates and screws being inserted in the wrist is typically about 12 weeks. That could haveRead more »
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