Injuries are always something that teams have to deal with, and the Nationals have been no exception.
Jayson Werth is expected to be out until August with a broken bone in his wrist.
Last year's closer, Drew Storen, has been out for the whole year so far, and is not expected back until about the All-Star break.
Backup closer/reliever Brad Lidge has been out with a hernia, but should be returning soon.
Third basement Ryan Zimmerman recently returned from his second stint on the DL.
Michael Morse, the team's best offensive player and biggest surprise from last season, has yet to see any action this year.
Starter Chien-Ming Wang just recently started his season, making just one appearance after being out for most of the year so far.
Wilson Ramos, the team's starting catcher, is out for the year with a torn ACL.
The Nationals have been able to keep up their good play despite all of these injuries, in large part due to the fact that their stellar starting rotation has remained healthy. They also really can not afford to lose any more of their offense, with two of their better hitting outfielders out right now along with the team's inconsistent offense.
The pitching staff has performed wonderfully so far, but with Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmerman both having gone through Tommy John surgery in the past, injuries in the rotation are something that the Nats definitely should be worried about.