(PHILADELPHIA) — Before outfielder Jayson Werth became an All-Star caliber player, his career was almost derailed because of a wrist injury that went mis-diagnosed and cost him two years and nearly his career. Last night against the Philadelphia Phillies, Werth broke his left wrist after trying to make a catch in the outfield. He is out indefinitely.
In the sixth inning, Werth’s glove got caught under him and bent his wrist backward. He eventually walked off the field, but in obvious pain. As a result, Werth will most likely miss around 12 weeks.
“It’s a sad thing for him,” Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman said. “He’s one of our leaders and he’s going to be gone for a few months. “We’ll have to just battle until he gets back.”
While with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Werth missed the entire 2006 season with a left wrist injury that he suffered in 2005 that nearly put his career in jeopardy. He worked his way back and signed a free agent deal with he Philadelphia Phillies where he became an All-Star and signed a seven-year, $126 million contract with the Nationals in 2011.