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Morse dodges serious injury in hit-by-pitch

Posted on: August 11, 2011 6:44 pm
Edited on: August 11, 2011 7:45 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Nationals first baseman Michael Morse was hit with an errant Ryan Dempster pitch on the left elbow and was forced to leave the game Thursday afternoon in Chicago. He had X-Rays in a Chicago-area hospital to survey the damage and the Nationals apparently feared the worst.

“I’m worried,” Manager Davey Johnson said (Nationals Journal). “He’s got huge arms, and the muscle is well-protected. But he was in bad shape.”

Fortunately for the Nationals, Morse is reportedly only day to day with an elbow contusion. (Bill Ladson via Twitter)

As someone who watched the play live on TV and saw Morse's immediate reaction, I'll confirm that he was definitely in bad shape. He more than winced. Morse was bending over holding his hand and wrist area quite frequently and appeared in serious pain. When he was being checked out by trainers, his hand was shaking as he tried to straighten out his arm. He then walked off the field holding his left arm with his right.

MLB.com has a video of the play.

Morse, 29, has been the Nats' best hitter this season. He has 20 homers, 68 RBI and is third in the NL with a .319 batting average.

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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 6:50 am
 

Morse dodges serious injury in hit-by-pitch

He's had a great year & I hate to see this happen.It looks like a trip to the DL at the very least.I'd be very surprised to see him return this year.


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