August 18th, 2017

Nats’ Harper leaves game with apparent left knee injury


By Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press on August 12, 2017.

WASHINGTON – Bryce Harper has left the Washington Nationals’ game against the San Francisco Giants with an apparent left knee injury.

While running out a ground ball to the right side of the infield in the first inning Friday night, Harper stepped on first base, avoided contact with first baseman Ryder Jones and fell to the ground. Harper clutched at his left knee after going down and was attended to by trainers.

Harper put no weight on his left leg as he was helped off the field by hitting coach Rick Schu and head athletic trainer Paul Lessard.

Harper, the 2015 NL MVP, is hitting .327 with 26 home runs and 81 RBIs this season.

The game began just after 10 p.m. following a 3-hour rain delay. Harper was replaced by Andrew Stevenson.

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