D.C. baseball fans can breath a sigh of relief over Bryce Harper’s knee.
Nats GM Mike Rizzo just revealed that the superstar slugger suffered no ligament or tendon damage when he hyper-extended his knee on a play at first during last night’s game against the Giants. The MRI did show a deep bone bruise.
Harper was helped off the field by teammates, unable to fully bear weight on the injured leg. Many immediately feared he may be done for the year.
Needless to say, losing Harper for a likely playoff run would have been a huge blow for Washington, who currently sit 14.5 games clear of the Marlins in the National League East.
Even if he sits for the remainder of the regular season, this obviously beats the worst case scenario.
— Brodie Brazil (@BrodieNBCS) August 13, 2017
Bryce Harper carried off the field. pic.twitter.com/N1nwZNcHGa
— Barno (@DCBarno) August 13, 2017
Here’s Rizzo revealing the MRI results.
— Carol Maloney (@carolmaloney4) August 13, 2017