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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

More bad luck - Norris injured

Great scoop by Brian over at Nationals Farm Authority. This is why he IS the authority on matters relating to the farm system.

That said, I would have been quite fine if he had no need to post such a scoop. If this truly is the first week of 2010, we're not off to a good start.

Top prospect Derek Norris will have surgery tomorrow for a hamate bone injury in his left wrist. All goes well and we'll never even notice. He'll be fine by spring training.

But I know from years of dealing with players who have those injuries: Rarely are they simple. The Hamate can be a real bear of an injury. Here's hoping all goes well and Norris is there in February.

Again, great work Brian. Thanks for ruining my day!

1 comment:

An Briosca Mor said...

So Ryan Zimmerman had the hamate surgery in the 2007-08 offseason, was back in action in 2008 with somewhat reduced output, and came back full speed and then some in 2009. This seems to be the pattern with this surgery, diminished performance for the first year or so and then good as new.

So, you were counting on Norris for a big league contribution next year? I don't think many people were, and certainly not the brain trust - or they'd have made him a September callup this year. Look at it this way. By the time he's expected to contribute in the bigs, he will come up pre-hamated. That's a good thing.