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Nats skipper Johnson feels numbness in left leg

Updated: October 3, 2012, 9:07 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Nationals manager Davey Johnson missed the end of Washington's regular-season finale because of numbness in his left leg that was traced to pinched nerves in his back.

After NL East champion Washington's 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, the 69-year-old Johnson -- the oldest skipper in the majors -- said he started losing feeling in his leg during the third inning and took a muscle relaxer and aspirin.

Still not feeling OK by the seventh inning, ...

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