WASHINGTON -- The Nationals have said for nearly a week that Reed Johnson could miss substantial time with a foot injury. Those fears were realized Monday after Johnson, one of baseball's most reliable pinch-hitters, underwent surgery to repair a ruptured foot tendon.
Asked if the injury could cost Johnson the season, Washington manager Matt Williams said, "I don't know. It's a question of rehab and how it comes along. That one's up in the air. We just don't know. But the fact that's it's repaired and put back together is good."
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