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Detwiler out another month

Jul 25, 2013, 4:13 AM EDT

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The Nationals are going to be without Ross Detwiler for quite a bit longer.

An examination with a Los Angeles specialist on Wednesday revealed a problem with a disc in the left-hander's lower back, causing a pinched nerve. Detwiler received an injection and will miss another month, according to manager Davey Johnson.

"It's causing the pinching in the nerve which is causing that to spasm," Johnson said. "I think the procedure is to give him an injection. But he's got to rest it."

Detwiler has already been out since July 4 with what was originally termed a lower back strain by the Nationals. Several attempts to throw off a bullpen mound since have resulted in continued discomfort, so the club sent the pitcher to Southern California to be examined by specialist Robert Watkins.Read more ยป

  1. Joe Seamhead - Jul 25, 2013 at 4:28 AM

    Sounds like Storen is heading to Syracuse from the sounds of Davey's press conference.

  2. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 25, 2013 at 4:29 AM

    Why is this taking this long to see a specialist?

  3. natsfan1a - Jul 25, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Le sigh.

  4. Knoxville Nat - Jul 25, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Manassas Nats' Fan said… Why is this taking this long to see a specialist? Perhaps MLB doesn't have a very good health plan. :)

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