Bryce Harper Leaves Game vs. Giants with Knee Injury


Bryce Harper left in pain Saturday.

The Washington Nationals received a huge scare in the first inning of their game with the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night in the form of a lower body injury for All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper.

According to the Washington Post's Jorge Castillo, Harper hurt his knee when he lunged for first base trying to beat out a ground ball.

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With Harper gone for the time being, who replaced Harper in the Nationals outfield? But, when Harper hit first base, his left leg slipped on the bag, causing his knee to shoot straight back.

The Nationals and Giants game had already been delayed for several hours due to rain, so Nationals fans were already a little annoyed. He is among the National League's leaders in batting average, home runs and RBIs this season. The big boppers in the middle of the order have stayed relatively healthy and the top four in the rotation have avoided major problems, though Stephen Strasburg is one of Washington's 11 players on the disabled list.