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Werth getting X-ray on ankle

May 1, 2013, 10:54 PM EDT

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Jayson Werth grimaces after fouling a ball off his left ankle Monday night.

ATLANTA โ€” Out of the Nationals' lineup for the second straight game, right fielder Jayson Werth was due to undergo an X-ray of his left ankle, still swollen badly after he fouled a pitch off it during Monday night's game.

Werth didn't have reason to believe he broke any bones, "but after two days, you run out of things to do. You can only ice for so long."

Werth has yet to really test the ankle since injuring it in the eighth inning of Monday's game. He jogged a bit on Tuesday but refrained from any other physical activity. He did taking batting practice before tonight's game.

Werth said he'd never hit a foul ball off his ankle quite like that before, specifically in that location (directly on the inside ankle bone).

"This is just a bad spot," he said. "The doc yesterday said it's kind of a sensitive area, with nerves running right through there. He was saying that a quarter-inch either way and it would've been evenRead more ยป

  1. waddu eye no - May 2, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    oy

  2. Section 222 - May 2, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Wait, they didn't get him an X-Ray right after the injury? Um, why not, pray tell? He's making $16 million this year? Why wouldn't they take that precaution?

  3. Rich P. - May 2, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Last I checked, X-rays don't provide any healing. They just diagnose. Maybe they wanted to wait til the swelling went down. In any case, a delay doesn't hurt or help him at all, so who cares that they waited a day?

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