Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Morse has torn sheath, bone bruise

NEW YORK -- An examination of Michael Morse's left wrist this morning revealed a torn sheath and bone bruise, injuries that while currently painful don't require surgery and could possibly allow the Nationals' left fielder to return to the lineup Friday in Atlanta.

Morse said the diagnosis actually gave him peace of mind, relieving any worries he had a break or more significant tear that would keep him out longer.

"Oh, yeah. For sure," he said. "Just have to get it better now."

There's not a whole lot Morse can do to help speed along the healing process, aside from rest and some anti-inflammatory medication. The plan for now: He's not playing in tonight's series finale against the Mets and will be off with the rest of the club Thursday. He'll then attempt to take batting practice Friday in Atlanta, at which point the Nationals will decide whether he's ready to play or needs more time to recover.

"We asked for anything we can do," Morse said. "They pretty much said the best thing is just to let it calm down."
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10 comments:

peric said...

Another injury filled year for Mikey Mo. Seems like last year was the best relative to injuries he's had in a spell.

Bill Simmons said...

What is a torn sheath?

Another_Sam said...

I hope he doesn't rush it

Another_Sam said...

I hope he doesn't rush it

MicheleS said...

Mikey Mo.. take your time and heal up.. The guys will pick it up for you.

Another_Sam said...

Must be an echo on my iPhone. Sorry.

natsfan1a said...

Yuck. Me, too, on the not rushing back.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

No need to rush.

LoveDaNats said...

So sorry, Mike. Get better. We need you.

Section 3, My Hitterish Sofa said...

@Bill Simmons -- the nerve is covered by a sheath of myelin tissue. When that gets damaged, it hurts, and diminishes function.

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