Zimmerman expected to recover in 4-6 weeks

Updated: November 8, 2007, 12:57 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman had surgery to remove a broken piece of bone from his left wrist and should be able to begin light rehab in about a week.

The surgery was Wednesday night, and the team announced it Thursday.

Zimmerman will be in a splint for about a week. He is expected to fully recover in four to six weeks.

He hit .266 with 24 homers and 91 RBIs in 2007, his second full season in the majors.

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