Found May 27, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper may sit out for a few days after aggravating his sore left knee while sliding in to second base. The Washington Post's James Wagner says that Harper hurt the knee on a headfirst slide in Sunday night's victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, later compounding the problem with another slide and then by hitting a foul ball into his knee.  Harper was taken out of the game after the seventh inning and Washington manager Davey Johnson said he could miss a few games. Harper didn't seem to agree, but the 20-year-old slugger did acknowledge that he is likely to be dealing with the problem for the whole season: “It probably won’t get better until the offseason,” he said. “I just have to deal with the pain and try to keep in there every day and see what happens.” Harper originally hurt the knee when he collided with the outfield wall at Dodger Stadium on May 13. Given the severity of the impact, it was feared he might have a concussion but the knee now looks like it will be a much more significant problem. Harper talked about running being the most difficult aspect of the game: “Running, that’s the biggest thing,” he said. “Sometimes when I get a push off my back side it hurts a little bit. It’s more of running part and having that fear of sliding and banging it up. But I don’t really play with fear.” Johnson's concern may be as much to do with the fact that Harper obviously has no intention of changing his approach as it is the injury itself, and he might sit Harper against the Baltimore Orioles just to ensure that Harper does not turn the sore knee into something more serious. The Nationals are already down one outfielder in Jayson Werth so if Harper sits out, both Roger Bernadina and Tyler Moore could play rather than splitting time as they are currently doing. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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