It has happened again in what can only be described as unbelievable for the Washington Nationals.
Amanda Comak reported that Werth will be out for a while with a broken wrist and is going to see a specialist on Monday, along with a surgeon.
Adam Kilgore reported that manger Davey Johnson has suggested that Werth will be out at least six weeks.
ESPN's Buster Olney believes that the early estimation is 12 weeks, however:
Initial estimate on Werth is that he'll be out 12 weeks. But of course, he'll be going through more tests/evaluations in the days ahead.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) May 7, 2012
It is going to be a long period of time either way for the Nats.
Luckily for the Nationals, they are expecting Zimmerman to return Tuesday. It also helps that Bryce Harper is off to a fantastic start.
Nonetheless, this is a significant injury that is going to make the Nats' jobs harder going forward, as they look to make the playoffs this season.
Despite Werth's injury, Washington leads the division. The Nationals are hoping that when he returns, they are still atop the National League East.