Found August 04, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth exited yesterday’s win over the Milwaukee Brewers with a groin injury, and manager Davey Johnson told reporters – including Bill Ladson of MLB.com – that the slugger is unlikely to suit up for today’s weekend finale. While Werth is likely to be out of today’s lineup, Johnson said he hopes to have the outfielder back when the Nationals kick off a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. For his part, Werth called the move a “precautionary” measure, noting that he essentially removed himself from the game. "It was more precautionary than anything," Werth said. "It's similar to what happened [in late June]. I just tweaked my groin a little. It's not nearly as bad as the last time I did it. It's more precaution. I took myself out, essentially. I just didn't want to [mess it up] to the point it was a more severe injury." As Werth alluded to in his comments, this is the second time he’s been hampered by a groin injury this season. He told reporters that his current ailment isn’t nearly as bad as the original, but whenever there is a leg injury involved the extent of it may not be determined until a few days out. Washington would do well to keep Werth out at least Sunday to allow the groin sufficient time to heal. At the same time, Washington doesn’t want to be without Werth any longer than it has to, as he’s been a pivotal part of the team’s offense. Over 317 plate appearances, the 34-year-old has hit .313/.382/.509 with 10 doubles and 15 home runs. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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