Surgery Thursday for Guzman and Norris

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Thursday, October 08, 2009 | , , | 0 comments »

Nationals shortstop Cristian Guzman is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Thursday.  The procedure will be performed by Dr. Wiemi Douoguih at The Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.  Bill Ladson is reporting that Guzman has been hampered by shoulder problems for over a month and the shoulder grew worse when Guzman twice threw to home plate against the Dodgers on Sept. 24. Guzman did not play shortstop for the rest of the season after that game and was instead regulated to pinch-hitting duties.

Catcher Derek Norris fractured his left hamate bone while working out in the Instructional League. He will have surgery performed by Dr. Thomas Graham in Baltimore to remove the fractured hamate bone on Thursday, October 8. He is expected to be able to resume baseball activities in December.   See Nats Farm for more information.

Ryan Zimmerman, Ian DesmondKory Casto have also fractured a hamate bone during their career.

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