Desmond's Hand Injury
Washington shortstop Ian Desmond missed out on a full season in 2008 because of a stress fracture in his left hamate bone. Desmond, with Class AA Harrisburg at the time, had surgery in June. The 23-year-old, now on Washington's 40-man roster, arrived in spring training this year feeling no pain.
But the results of his routine physical indicated what one team official today described as an "abnormal finding." In other words: Desmond's hand still shows the sign of a stress fracture.
"It either didn't heal correctly or it came back," Desmond said.
On Monday, Desmond will fly to Baltimore to see hand specialist Dr. Thomas Graham, who will determine the next step. The previous surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Barth.
Before leaving for the consultation, Desmond will be able to fully participate in Washington's workouts.
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