Found July 27, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper left the first game of Friday's double header with the New York Mets in the fifth inning with a sore left knee. Harper landed hard on the knee after sliding to make a catch off the bat of Daniel Murphy. He made the catch and stayed in the game initially. He singled in the eighth inning but left for a pinch hitter after pulling up while rounding first base. He also did not start in the second game, but he did pinch hit late. MLB.com's Bill Ladson and Tom Schad report that Harper ran well as a pinch hitter in Game 2. He grounded out to shprtstop but did not limp or show any signs of problems as he ran. There is no word yet about Harper's status for Saturday; he listed as day-to-day. The Nationals/Mets game begins at 3:05. Ladson and Schad remind us of Dr. James Andrews's June comments that Harper's bursitis could return at any time. Bursitis in his left knee sidelined Harper for all of June. The Nationals hope that there is no problem and that Harper will not miss any more time. Follow Raymond on Twitter @RayBureau. Like Raymond’s “Baseball Bureau” page on Facebook. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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