Christian Garcia Could Miss Opening Day with Partial Tear in Forearm Tendon

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Christian Garcia Could Miss Opening Day with Partial Tear in Forearm Tendon
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Nationals physician Wiemi Douoguih diagnosed the discomfort at the base of Christian Garcia’s right forearm as a partially torn tendon, an injury that will require at least another week of rest and could prevent Garcia from being ready for opening day. Garcia, a hard-throwing right-hander who dazzled in relief during a call-up last September, underwent three elbow operations, including two Tommy John surgeries, as a farmhand with the Yankees before the Nationals signed him off a tryout. The partial tear, Garcia said, will heal with rest and surgery has not been considered as an option.

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