Padres News: Wil Myers to Have Wrist Surgery, Out 8 Weeks

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Courtesy SD Union Tribune
Courtesy SD Union Tribune

The inevitable has happened, Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres have elected to have the bone spurs removed from Myers ailing left wrist. This procedure should have probably already happened but the team chose to let Myers rest and rehab the injury. It resulted in three games played before Myers could not continue.

Early prognosis has Myers out eight weeks. That takes him out until mid August and raises the question if the team is going to move forward to 2016 or still try an compete in 2015. The next few weeks for the team are very crucial for the future of this season. With players like Justin Upton, Ian Kennedy, Will Venable and Joaquin Benoit in the last year of their contract, they could easily be moved for prospects come July 31st.

With Myers being disabled, Melvin Upton Jr.and Will Venable figure to get an extensive look in center field. Their addition to the team defensively makes the team better. They also provide a lot of speed to the line-up. It will be interesting to see if the team can produce with Myers being out of the line-up.

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