Sport Harper has bone bruise, Nats hopeful he's back this season

18:50  13 august  2017
18:50  13 august  2017 Source:   ap.org

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General manager Mike Rizzo said Harper has a "significant" bone bruise in his left knee but avoided the kind of ligament or tendon damage that would have put a pin in the At the very least the Nationals are hopeful the star outfielder and NL MVP candidate will be back before the end of the season .

General manager Mike Rizzo said Harper has a ''significant'' bone bruise in his left knee but avoided the kind of ligament or tendon damage that would have put a pin in the At the very least the Nationals are hopeful the star outfielder and NL MVP candidate will be back before the end of the season .

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WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals say Bryce Harper has a "significant" bone bruise in his left knee but no ligament damage, and general manager Mike Rizzo is hopeful the star oufielder will be back this season.

Harper injured his knee when he slipped on first base in the first inning of a rain-delayed game against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night. Rizzo said Sunday that Harper had an MRI afterward that showed no structural damage.

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General manager Mike Rizzo said Harper has a "significant" bone bruise in his left knee but avoided the kind of ligament or tendon damage that would have put a pin in the At the very least the Nationals are hopeful the star outfielder and NL MVP candidate will be back before the end of the season .

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Bryce Harper writhed in pain on the field and clutched at his left knee and then didn't put weight on his left leg as he

Rizzo says there's no timetable for Harper to return. The team is placing him on the 10-day disabled list and activating outfielder Michael Taylor.

Harper, the 2015 National League MVP, is having another spectacular season for division-leading Washington, hitting .326 with 29 home runs and 87 RBIs.

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