Werth leaves game with pulled groin

Werth leaves game with pulled groin
June 23, 2013, 6:15 pm
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Werth still battling injuries

Jayson Werth left Sunday's game against the Rockies after pulling his left groin muscle while tracking a Michael Cuddyer single in the third inning. 

After suffering the injury, Werth stayed in the game and recorded a single in the fourth. But as he ran to first base, he felt pain in his groin and was replaced by Roger Bernadina.

Werth does not believe a trip to the disabled list is necessary at this point.

"I hope not," he said. "I don’t know entirely but I think it’s a situation where I’ve been kind of sick the last couple of days, haven’t really eaten a whole lot, probably pretty dehydrated. It started out as more of a cramp, but I stayed in the game and felt a little bit worse than a cramp."

Werth missed Saturday's game with flu-like symptoms and said in hindsight he should not have played on Sunday. He doesn't expect to have an MRI on the groin and hopes to play on Tuesday.

"I think we’ll know more tomorrow," Werth said. "Right now I don’t feel too bad. I feel a lot better than I did when I came out. But I’ve had a bag of fluids and I finally got something to eat, that was good. I haven’t really been able to eat a whole lot, so it’s one of those things."