The Washington Nationals have provided the Bryce Harper injury update that MLB fans were waiting for.
After suffering what appeared to be a serious injury on Saturday night, Nationals fans can breathe a sigh of relief with news that the star outfielder did not suffer any structural damage to his knee.
The Nationals said Harper suffered a “significant bone bruise,” but they are hopeful he will return to the field in 2017.
From Mark Zuckerman:
Harper has a "significant bone bruise" in knee but no ligament or tendon damage. Rizzo says they're hopeful he returns this season.
— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) August 13, 2017
The Nationals went on to win Saturday’s game over the San Francisco Giants, 3-1, to advance their record to 69-45 on the season. Washington has around two months until the postseason begins, so that gives Harper plenty of time to get back to 100 percent.
Washington finishes its series with San Francisco on Sunday, with a double-header. The first game takes place at 1:05 p.m. ET, with the second meeting set for 7:05 p.m. ET.
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