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Josh Willingham's surgery is a success

Josh Willingham underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today at Washington Hospital Center to clean up damage in his left meniscus. Nationals team doctor Wiemi Douoguih performed the surgery, which shaved down and smoothed ragged edges of cartilage inside Willingham's knee.

Willingham, whose season is over, should be able to complete rehab in four to six weeks. He returned from the same injury to his right knee while in the minor leagues. The procedure was relatively minor enough that Willingham may join teammates at Nationals Park tonight.

By Adam Kilgore  |  August 25, 2010; 6:07 PM ET
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If nobody else will say it, then I will - the man is just flat out tough. Probably too tough because he probably shouldn't have played since April on that knee. Hope he comes back feeling good.

Posted by: Brue | August 25, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

I suppose we fans never really know a player's true personality, but I've always had a very good opinion of Josh. I hope he will heal well and quickly. I'll sure miss seeing him on the field till next season.

Posted by: Section109 | August 26, 2010 12:34 AM | Report abuse

I also hope to see a healthy Hammer next year. Will miss him (actually, do miss him) in the lineup.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | August 26, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

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