Bryce Harper is young and reckless. The Washington Nationals outfielder ran headfirst into the right-field wall at Dodger Stadium last night, opening up a deep cut and sending blood gushing out. Naturally, he had to leave the game in order to get stitched up.
Harper was playing his first game after missing two with an absolutely disgusting ingrown toenail. The dude just can’t seem to stay healthy.
It could have been a lot worse, though.
Harper received 11 stitches under his chin but did not suffer a concussion, according to Nationals officials and Harper’s agent Scott Boras. Harper also underwent “precautionary” X-rays on his jammed left shoulder, Manager Davey Johnson said. He also bruised his neck and knee. The prevailing sentiment was that Harper would probably miss a game or two – even if he pleaded to stay in Monday night as blood dripped down his neck.
“Bryce is going to be all right,” Manager Davey Johnson said.
[H/T: Washington Post]