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Nats skipper Johnson feels numbness in left leg

Associated Press Modified: October 3, 2012 at 7:49 pm •  Published: October 3, 2012

After walking to a Nationals Park interview room without any apparent problem, Johnson opened his postgame news conference by saying: "I'm OK. Nothing wrong with me."

Asked his level of concern about Johnson, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo replied: "None."

Johnson's players did not seem to be too worried about him, either, with several making jokes about what happened.

"Everybody's hurting. I mean, it's September," right fielder Jayson Werth explained. "Maybe they're sympathy pains. I'm not sure."

Noting that several everyday players got a chance to sit out Tuesday or Wednesday, third baseman Ryan Zimmerman kidded: "I thought he just didn't want to manage; he was tired of managing. Everyone else got a day off, yesterday or today, so I thought he was taking one."

Said first baseman Adam LaRoche: "I thought he just needed a nap."