Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 5/14/13

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper had to leave Washington's game on Monday night in Los Angeles after running into the right field scoreboard at Dodger Stadium. Harper was chasing a fly ball hit by AJ Ellis in the fifth inning before simply running out of room and running straight into the scoreboard mounted on the right field wall. He didn't move after initially hitting the wall, and it's feared that he lost consciousness for a brief period. Harper would eventually leave the game, walking off the field under his own power with a decent bit of blood around his neck. Hopefully, Harper only has scrapes and bruises from the collision and he doesn't have a concussion. He's one of the brightest stars in the game, and more importantly for the Nationals right now, he's their best hitter and the main reason they're putting any runs on the board at all. If he's going to miss an extended period of time for Washington, their chances at repeating their NL East championship just got a lot slimmer. [follow]

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