WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth may be at risk of missing the start of the 2015 regular season.
Werth, 35, will reportedly undergo arthroscopic surgery on the AC joint in his right shoulder, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, who places Werth’s recovery time at two to three months.
Werth’s surgery will take place on Friday at the well-respected Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, according to Rosenthal.
Sources: #Nationals’ Jayson Werth to undergo arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder tomorrow. Rehab expected to be 2 to 3 months.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 8, 2015
Werth’s surgery will be on AC shoulder joint - same area that caused him to miss a week last August. Will take place at Mayo Clinic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 8, 2015
While Nationals pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on Feb. 20, the full roster is scheduled to report on Feb. 25, with games commencing the following week — approximately two months from the time of Werth’s reported surgery.
Assuming his recovery were to require precisely three months’ time, he would miss the first five games of the regular season, returning to the Nationals lineup the week after Opening Day.