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Guillen Sidelined For Three Months
Author: Peter Portero
Articles Category: Baseball News
There is no doubt that the Washington Nationals shed at least a tiny tear when they heard Jose Guillen is out for at least three months. Guillen was examined for a wrist injury and the doctor concluded that it very well could require surgery. The hand specialist saw him on Friday and diagnosed him with swollen tendons. He was also diagnosed with a damaged tendon in his left wrist.
The whole process began when Guillen complained to the team on Wednesday during batting practice of having a little discomfort. Later he admitted that he thought he hurt his wrist while lifting weights. If Guillen does need surgery, he will be out of commission until June. The team is not sold on the decision however and is sending him to another specialist for a second opinion.
The thing about Guillen is that he was already “fragile” from a shoulder surgery he had back in Novemner. His progress had been moving nicely however throughout Spring Training. He was hoping to return with a bang after showing disappointing performances before his shoulder surgery. However, with this new injury that dream is delayed for sure.
It is likely the Nationals are feeling the heat from this new injury due to Brian Lawrence having been injured. Lawrence had a torn labrum and rotator cuff and required surgery. He was the No. 3 starter for the Nationals. There is hope for the team however with Alfonso Soriano returning to help them out. The question now is which spot he will be moved into to fill. There is no doubt Soriano will step up to the challenge however and deliver flawlessly. Or at least, that is what the Nationals are praying for. Keep watching to see how this interesting replacement triangle will play out and how the Nationals will recover from losing two of their strongest players to injuries within a two week time period.