Saturday, July 4, 2015

Jayson Werth leaves game with injury to same wrist that nearly cost him his career

It's one of those replays you don't want to watch, but that will be replayed over and over again. Jayson Werth charging a sinking line drive in the fifth inning, then grimacing in pain as he slides and rolls over his gloved left wrist.

Jayson Werth leaves game with injury to same wrist that nearly cost him his career

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(Ann Heisenfelt/AP file photo)
(Ann Heisenfelt/AP file photo)

It's one of those replays you don't want to watch, but that will be replayed over and over again. Jayson Werth charging a sinking line drive in the fifth inning, then grimacing in pain as he slides and rolls over his gloved left wrist. 

The injury was particularly stomach-churning for anybody who is aware of the trajectory of the former Phillies right fielder's career. Back in 2005, an A.J. Burnett pitch broke the same wrist that Werth injured last night, leading to a two-year ordeal that resulted in two surgeries and at one point had Werth convinced that he would never again play major league baseball. 

Thus far, there has been no announcement about the nature of Werth's injury. He walked off the field with a tight grip on his left forearm. 



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