Category Archives: Injuries

Zimmerman Aces First Test in Rehab Stint in Hagerstown

"I think an extra week is better than getting hurt again." Ryan Zimmerman, on being patient with his rehab from abdominal surgery.

It had been a long time since Ryan Zimmerman played Class-A ball. He played four games for Class-A Savannah in 2005, the year he was drafted, and two more for Potomac in 2008 on a rehab assignment.  That’s the situation he was in on Sunday, suiting up for the Low-A Continue reading

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GAME 48 REVIEW: Brewers Rally, Send Nats to Fourth Straight Loss

The Washington Nationals seemed to have things going for them last night, as they took a 6-3 lead into the late innings with a rested bullpen.  But as is their way right now, the Nats couldn’t seal the deal, and the Milwaukee Brewers scored four runs across the seventh and eighth innings to snatch victory from the Nats, 7-6, before 24,722 Continue reading

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Zimmerman Out, LaRoche Ailing: Where Does the Offense Come From?

Multiple reports earlier today indicated catcher Jesus Flores will be recalled to take Ryan Zimmerman’s place on the roster when the Washington Nationals move the third baseman to the disabled later today with an abdominal strain, originally sustained during spring training and re-aggravated in Saturday’s 8-4 loss to the New York Mets, when he slid headfirst into second on a play that didn’t even Continue reading


Injury bug

Well, poop – I guess I at least caught Ryan Zimmerman’s last game before he went on the 15 day disabled list. Saturday night, Zimmerman re-injured an abdominal strain sliding into 2nd base that first bothered him during spring training. Huge bummer! Things seem a bit touch-and-go with new first baseman, Adam LaRoche as well, [...] Continue reading

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Worst Fears Realized as Zimmerman Heads to D.L.

According to multiple reports citing a club source, the Washington Nationals will put 3B Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day Disabled List, retroactive to Apr. 10, before the start of tomorrow’s 7:05 game with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Zimmerman aggravated the abdominal strain he originally sustained in spring training, causing him to miss three games in March, sliding headfirst into second base in Continue reading

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Zimmerman Out with Ab Strain; Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals third baseman and Face of the Franchise Ryan Zimmerman will miss "a couple days" according to reports this morning with an aggravation of an abdominal strain he suffered during spring training attempting to slide headfirst into second base in Saturday night’s 8-4 loss to the New York Mets.
The team has indicated that Zimmerman will be re-evaluated Tuesday before the six-game Continue reading

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Rehab, Not Hitters, Is Strasburg’s New Challenge

My second post for is up this morning, and in it I discuss the right arm of the franchise, Stephen Strasburg, and his new challenge of recovery and rehabilitation from the dreaded "Tommy John" ligament replacement surgery.
Strasburg’s full recovery won’t be for another year, but if he can follow the map that fellow TJ survivor Jordan Zimmermann laid out last summer, we could see Continue reading

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Strasburg and Zimmermann Must Heal First Before Dominating

(C.Nichols/Nats News Network)
 News reports filtered out yesterday about Washington Nationals wunderkind Stephen Strasburg tossing a baseball for the first time since that fateful day last August in Philadelphia, when the hopes and dreams of everyone in NatsTown were crushed by the shredding of ligaments in the man-child’s right elbow.
It’s extremely good news to hear Strasburg’s recovery is Continue reading

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Strasburg Going For Tommy John – Bumpy 24 Hours

I’m going to preface this post and mention that my post about Dibble’s comments came from a passion for this team and a protection instinct over its players because… well just because. I felt he was prematurely wrong with his ‘b… Continue reading

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Stephen Strasburg Has "Significant" Tear in UCL; Tommy John Surgery Likely

Nats fans might not see this again until 2012. (Photo by C. Nichols/Nats News Network)
The Washington Nationals announced this morning that Stephen Strasburg has a "significant tear" in the Ulner Collateral Ligament in his right elbow and will "probably" have Tommy John surgery, pending a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum, an expert in the procedure.
The typical rehabilitation time from this Continue reading

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