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Brad Lidge to undergo hernia surgery Tuesday

Apr 30, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

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According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Brad Lidge‘s agent Rex Gary said that his client will undergo hernia surgery tomorrow.

Lidge was placed on the 15-day disabled list last week with what was described as an abdominal wall strain. The 35-year-old right-hander isn’t expected to resume throwing for three weeks following surgery, so assuming he requires a minor league rehab assignment, it’s unlikely he’ll return to the Nationals until late May or early June.

Lidge has a 5.14 ERA and 7/7 K/BB ratio over seven innings this season. Henry Rodriguez, who blew his first save of the season Saturday night against the Dodgers, should serve as the Nationals’ primary closer for now.

  1. dawglb - Apr 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Brad, thanks for 2008!

    • brokea$$lovesmesomeme - May 1, 2012 at 9:50 AM

      I’m sure his wife would disagree

  2. jkaflagg - May 1, 2012 at 3:49 AM

    Interesting injury history for Lidge……after the Astros drafted him out of Notre Dame, he missed the better part of 2-3 seasons with arm problems; then he got better, and the killer slider got two teams to the Series, with one victory… his arm still seems ok, but his legs and abdominal seem to be the issue….still shows the wipeout slider occasionally, but with so many nagging injuries it’s no wonder that he doesn’t show any consistency with his mechanics…..nobody makes the 9th inning more of a thrill ride than Brad…..

  3. dawglb - May 1, 2012 at 7:14 AM

    ……since Mitch Williams.

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