Jayson Werth broke his left wrist while making a sliding catch in the sixth inning and will likely be out, Manager Davey Johnson said, for a few months, dealing the Nationals another blow to their already injured roster.

Werth, the Nationals everyday right field who was enjoying a solid season so far, suffered a "clean break" of the wrist, Johnson said. Werth, whose career was almost derailed in 2005 he was hit by a pitch on the same wrist, will consult the same specialist who helped him recover from that injury to see where any ligaments were damaged or if there were further complications, a team spokesman said.