Jayson Werth Might Miss 12 Weeks After Surgery

Jayson Werth dove for a fly ball during Sunday's Phillies/Nationals game, and while we enjoy .giffing everything that isn't nailed to the floor, I'm pretty sure you don't want to see this one. Werth's wrist went in an unnatural direction, and it was pretty clear that a little ice wasn't going to be the prescription.

The original diagnosis was that Werth was going to miss at least six weeks. But from Bill Ladson, we have word that it could be worse than that:

That's three full months on the shelf for one of the Nats' better hitters, who was having a fine rebound season. The Nationals are in first place, but they've been surprisingly miserable at the plate, with a team OPS+ of 84 and the third-worst runs-scored total in the National League. Werth was one of the few hitters doing anything for the Nationals, but his absence will likely mean more Xavier Nady and Rick Ankiel in the outfield.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.