There's good news and bad news for Washington Nationals outfielder Michael Morse. The good news is that he will not require surgery for the shoulder injury. He has a strained lat that will keep him out of action for the next six weeks, the bad news.
Morse visited with renowned Dr. James Andrews recently who told the 30-year old slugger that all he needs is rest, plenty of rest, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. Kilgore also relayed a moment of panic from Morse, who thought for a moment that he would definitely require surgery and spend up to a year watching his teammates from the dugout.
Michael Morse said there was a 2-hour window when he believed he would need surgery that would hold him out 9-12 months. "Scary," he said.— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) April 16, 2012
Washington was counting on Morse to play a leading role in surprise season after he broke out with 31 home runs in 2011.