Originally written May 17, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Washington Nationals were expecting to get outfielder Jayson Werth back from the disabled list on Saturday, but this will likely be pushed back a few days as the slugger has experienced a setback during his rehab, according to Amanda Comak of The Washington Times. Werth recently experienced tightness in his hamstring, the injury which initially sent him to the DL. He traveled to New York yesterday to have his hamstring examined, and as a result his return will likely be pushed back. Werth’s minor league rehab assignment began on Wednesday, and it was supposed to continue Thursday with the Nationals’ Single-A affiliate. However, manager Davey Johnson told reporters that Werth wanted to have his hamstring examined after experiencing the tightness. “He wanted to go see another doctor in New York,” Johnson said before the Nationals’ game against the San Diego Padres on Thursday. “Reason being, he felt a slight, little bit of tightness in his hamstring. He just wanted to check something out.” At this point, it’s unclear how long Werth’s return will be pushed back as a result of the setback. While Johnson didn’t rule out the outfielder’s activation on Saturday, general manager Mike Rizzo said it would probably be safe to assume that the return would be pushed back for at least a few days. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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