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]