October 26th, 2009

Jayson Werth’s breakout year with Phillies carries into post-season

By Kelley Luckstein

With his long, scraggly blonde hair, scruffy face and slender frame, Jayson Werth looks more like a surfer than a powerjason-werth hitter…

 

Before he came to the Phillies, Werth's career was in jeopardy because of a unique wrist injury. He spent a few months during the summer of '06 wondering if he'd ever play again…

 

The wrist problems lingered in '06 and he couldn't play. Werth finally went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in August, and Dr. Richard Berger diagnosed the injury as a split tear of the UT ligament in his wrist. "I was really hoping that the guys at Mayo Clinic knew what they were doing, and they did," Werth said. "They diagnosed it and they did the surgery, and really it was not that big a deal, although it was very rare. I saw Dr. Berger was the only doctor at the time diagnosing and repairing my injury."

 

Canadian Press by Rob Maaddi, 10/24/09

Tags: Celebrity Patients, Jason Werth, Orthopedics, Orthopedics

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