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Monday, August 10, 2009

From The AP (and Nationals Journal)

and it ain't good:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nationals acting general manager Mike Rizzo says rookie right-hander Jordan Zimmermann probably needs reconstructive elbow surgery.


Jesus. Did they know it was serious when they first put him on the DL, and then just lie about it? Or did they not know? Are these things that difficult to figure out?

In the midst of so much good going on, this is about as much of a downer as there can be. I stick to my theory that Z-nn is the Nats' best pitcher. I guess we won't be able to confirm that again until 2011.

More from Nationals Journal.

Shit. Pardon my French. Shit. Pardon it again.

6 comments:

Deez Nats said...

2012 probably. I'm guessing the first year back (2011), he'll spend rounding back into form. This really sucks.

Gus said...

Shit.

Kevin said...

From the known chronology, it seems like they tried to bring him back slowly with rest and rehab, he still had tightness in the elbow, and only in the last week did he have an MRI. Zimmermann indicted that he's known he needs surgery for a little while.

George Templeton said...

Even when things go good, they go sour! Dammit! Well I am sure Scott Boras' performed some voodoo to make this happen. His hand has just been strengthened.

Gus said...

George, I disagree. It's the perfect example to put to him why sky high prices for unproven pithcers don't work. Shit happens.

Schruender said...

LOL. Well there's always next year or maybe the year after next year...