Bryce Harper appears to harm leg after slipping on initial base

WASHINGTON  — Bryce Harper left a Washington Nationals’ diversion opposite a San Francisco Giants on Saturday night with an apparent left knee injury.

While using out a belligerent round to a right side of a infield in a initial inning, Harper avoided hit with initial baseman Ryder Jones and slipped on a base. His leg buckled, he went airborne and fell to a ground. Harper retained during his left knee after going down and was attended to by trainers. The star outfielder put no weight on his left leg as he was helped off a margin by attack manager Rick Schu and conduct jaunty tutor Paul Lessard.

The diversion began only after 10 p.m. following a 3-hour sleet delay. Harper was transposed by Andrew Stevenson, who took over in core margin with Brian Goodwin relocating to right. Harper, a 2015 NL MVP, is attack .327 with 26 home runs and 81 RBIs this season. He played in 103 of Washington’s initial 113 games.

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Bryce Harper screams in anguish after injuring his leg in a initial inning opposite a San Francisco Giants Saturday.

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Because of a brood of injuries, a Nationals have used 12 outfielders this season. They have been though Adam Eaton given late Apr given of a ripped ACL in his left knee that finished his season, Jayson Werth given early Jun given of a painful left feet and Michael Taylor given Jul with a right ambiguous strain.

The Nationals lead a NL East by 14 games notwithstanding those injuries and some-more to starters Stephen Strasburg and Joe Ross, relievers Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover and shortstop Trea Turner, though a long-term damage to Harper would be harmful to their prospects in October.

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