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Kurt Suzuki Injury Update: X-Ray On Hand Is Negative For Catcher

Kurt Suzuki's hand isn't broken. This much is clear after x-rays revealed no break in his right hand after taking a foul tip off of it early in Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Braves.

Suzuki's injury looked serious at the time and while his hand is quite swollen, the newly-acquired catcher dodged a bullet. Manager Davey Johnson was concerned but now feels relief, according to the Washington Times.

"I was really worried about Suzuki. He got it right between those two knuckles on the right hand," Johnson said, pointing to the area between his middle and ring fingers. "And it's awful swollen. But the trainers didn't think it was broken. If it was broken, it would've started getting really painful. So I don't think there's a problem there."

Later in the game, shortstop Ian Desmond tripped awkwardly and thought he may have hyper-extended his right knee. Luckily, that wasn't the case with Desmond being able to finish out the game.

"He said he just tripped," Johnson said. "We're all right there."

The Nationals now have a much-needed day off before starting a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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