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Zimmerman likely to have surgery after breaking bone in wrist

Updated: November 6, 2007, 6:55 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman broke a bone in his left wrist while swinging a bat last weekend and is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday.

His recovery is expected to take from four to six weeks, which still would be long before spring training begins in February.

"We're kind of lucky. It's a perfect time for it to happen, if anything like this was ever to happen," Zimmerman said Tuesday in a telephone interview.

"My hand has hurt before. ...

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