Jayson Werth, right fielder for the Washington Nationals, broke his left wrist during the Philadelphia Phillies game on Sunday night. According to doctors, the break is severe enough that Werth may not return to the field for several months. To fully understand the extent of the injury, Werth will need to visit a specialist.
During the sixth inning, Werth made a dive to catch a ball hit by Placido Polanco. In the process, the right fielder's glove got caught beneath him, causing his wrist to bend backward. It was apparent right away that something was wrong; Werth remained on the ground momentarily before finally tossing the ball back infield. Afterwards, he promptly headed off to have someone examine his injury.
"It's a clean break," Washington manager Davey Johnson explained. "He's going to be out for a while." Werth was unavailable for comment after the game.
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time the right fielder has experienced troubles from a damaged wrist. Back in 2006, Werth missed the entire season with the Dodgers when an injury to his left wrist completely derailed his ability to play.
Twitter reaction to the news has been particularly interesting, as there are some people who are pleased with the fact that he hurt his wrist yet again. What's wrong with these people, you ask? I honestly have no idea. You can sample some of these tweets below.
Just because Jayson Werth left your favorite team doesn't mean you should be happy when he gets injured. Lets get real people.
Good luck to Jayson Werth of the Wash Nationals on a speedy recovery he broke his wrist last night makin a sliding catch vs the phillies!
Jayson Werth out for 12 weeks is devastating for the Nats already anemic offense. More Bryce!
Nothing makes me happier than seeing jayson werth get hurt