Found October 01, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
There are few MLB players whose bodies take more of a beating throughout the duration of a regular season than Bryce Harper. That was again the case in 2013, and there was thought throughout the year that Harper’s all-out, which some consider to be reckless, style of play would require him to undergo surgery over the offseason. While even his manager, Davey Johnson, thought that was a possibility, Harper told reporters – including Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post – that he will not need surgery, only rest. “I really don’t see that,” Harper said. “It’s more trying to take the time off and let everything settle down. Everything is just swollen and things like that. I really don’t see going under the knife or anything like that.” Throughout the regular season, Johnson hinted that Harper could eventually require one or more minor procedures to clean up lingering ailments, including the bursitis in his knee. Harper missed time this season due to injuries, and he was ultimately limited to 497 plate appearances, a mark that had him just short of qualifying to be considered among the league leaders. It will be interesting to see if Harper’s style of play changes moving forward. You can certainly respect him for giving it his all, but he’s more valuable to the Nationals on the field than on the bench. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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