Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/17/14
Washington Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper was cleared Monday morning to begin strength activities on his injured left knee.  Team medical director Dr. Wiemi Douoguih cleared Harper for activities such as walking and jogging. As reported by Bill Ladson at MLB.com, "Harper will be evaluated regularly as the team tries to ramp up his activity. The swelling in his left knee, which was caused by too much activity, has gone down. Head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz said Harper should have been resting at some point." Harper hurt his knee on May 13 when crashing into the wall at Dodger stadium.  He has been on the disabled list since June 1 with bursitis in his left knee. There is no timetable on his return. In 2012, Harper  won the Rookie of The Year award and batted .270 with 22 home runs in 139 games.  So far this season, Harper is batting .287 with 12 home runs in 150 at bats.
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