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Jayson Werth exits early with strained left groin

Jun 23, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth had to leave this afternoon’s game against the Rockies after suffering a left groin strain, due in part to dehydration from the flu, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. Werth had singled to lead off the inning, but was pinch-run for by Roger Bernadina. Werth entered today’s game with a .256/.312/.413 slash line, low by his standards.

Werth previously missed a month between the beginning of May and the beginning of June due to a strained right hamstring. His tenure with the Nationals, now in his third year after signing a seven-year, $126 million free agent contract, has been plagued by injuries. He suffered a fractured left wrist last year that caused him to miss most of May and all of June and July.


  1. Old Gator - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    That groin flu will getcha every time.

    Dehydration? This guy ever hear of a water cooler? Gatorade?

    • jcmeyer10 - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      I hear ya. In an age of Electrolytes these guys manage to not drink enough water or eat a banana when they are sick.

      Hell, some coconut water could have kept him in the game.

      • Old Gator - Jun 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM

        If he lived here in Macondo, coconut water would just fall on his head.

  2. 13arod - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Why does he keep on getting hurt

    • Jeremiah Graves - Jun 23, 2013 at 9:03 PM

      something-something grit!
      something-something heart!
      something-something hustle!
      something-something moxie!
      something-something dirty uniform!

  3. wilkisoft - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    $126 million well spent

  4. jcmeyer10 - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    This is karma for not helping the Phanatic get his RV off the field when it ran out of gas. Desmond will get his for stealing the keys…

    Cut to the Phanatic wearing an African Revenge Mask.. (that one was for American Dad fans)

  5. pisano - Jun 24, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    I’m wondering if this is really Nick Johnson with a beard, and a Jenny Craig diet.

  6. dcfan4life - Jun 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    If he can stay healthy hes been quite productive. But i feel like everytime an athlete reinjures a hamstring its because they came back to quickly. Anyone whos every strained one knows you can run through it when its still sore, but its not hard to strain it again if you do so.

  7. scdocal - Jun 24, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    You can’t run through a strained hamstring and then it starts to cramp up then you can’t bend ur leg. Keep him out till all star break and he will come back and make you wish you had spent ur money elsewhere

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