There was talk that Josh Willingham may be able to return to action this season and avoid having surgery on his left knee. From the sounds of it, we can squash that talk now.
Willingham will indeed go under the knife tomorrow and see his season end, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson.
I just learned that #Nats OF Josh Willingham will have surgery on his left knee Wednesday. He is out for the season.
Ladson had previously reported that Willingham would have surgery, but GM Mike Rizzo told reporters Friday that surgery "wasn't a foregone conclusion." I think we can safely say it is a foregone conclusion right now.