Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Nationals' Zimmerman Breaks Bone In Wrist
Nationals' star third-baseman Ryan Zimmerman broke the hamate bone in his left wrist last weekend after swinging a bat. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, but as Rotoworld points out "hamate injures are notorious for sapping a player's power for a length of time. It could potentially be an issue for him next year."
This could hurt Zimmerman's 30HR threat, limiting his power for probably the first month or two in the season. If the Nationals indeed sign some big free-agents, it could hurt their chances of at least being over .500 next season.