Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper suffers ugly-looking knee injury

Randolph Lopez
August 14, 2017

Should the knee injury necessitate a trip to the disabled list, it'll be his first stint on the DL since undergoing thumb surgery in 2014. Giants first baseman Ryder Jones dove and stopped the play.

When his foot touched down on first base, Harper took a dramatic tumble, and immediately began clutching his knee.

Bryce Harper injured his knee rounding first base Saturday night and had to be helped off the field.

NOTES: Giants RHP Mark Melancon, who pitched a scoreless eighth inning, was activated off the disabled list and INF Miguel Gomez (right knee inflammation) was placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 9.

The stadium went silent and manager Dusty Baker feared the worst. "We just ask for prayers that it's not serious".

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said, "I don't know what happened really". A long-term injury benefits no one, so the only thing to do right now is hope for the best.

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Nationals GM Mike Rizzo told reporters that an MRI exam showed no tendon or ligament damage, "which is pretty remarkable in my mind, just seeing the type of injury he had". Rizzo said he was "optimistic" that Harper would be back this season.

The Nationals now have "no timeline whatsoever" for Harper's return, according to Rizzo.

The Nats now hold a 14-game lead in the National League East and have the third best record in baseball overall, so even if they lose Harper for the rest of the regular season, it's not likely they fall to the bottom of the rankings. The Nationals don't have another Harper in the system, and neither does anyone else in baseball.

The outfielder entered this weekend's action hitting.326 with 29 homers and 87 RBI for the first-place Nationals.

Max Scherzer (12-5) was to start the second game for the Nationals and Matt Moore (3-12) for the Giants in a makeup of Friday night's rainout. Andrew Stevenson replaced Harper in the team's lineup.

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