Bryce Harper leaves game with apparent knee injury

Ross Houston
August 13, 2017

Harper clutched at his left knee after going down and was attended to by trainers.

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper was removed from Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants with an apparent left knee injury. The injury occurred when Harper attempted to beat out a groundball to the first baseman.

The game was called at 9:48 p.m. ET by a Nationals spokesman in the press box for a game that was slated to start at 7:05 p.m.

Bryce Harper appeared to injure his left knee when he slipped on a wet first base, a potentially devastating blow to the NL East-leading Washington Nationals.

Harper struck first base awkwardly while running and immediately fell to the ground in pain. Harper remained on the ground for an extended period of time. The Nationals and Giants are set to play a doubleheader on Sunday. The league deemed the conditions playable after the rain slowed from its earlier levels, though the rain continued through the first inning. The base may have been slippery following a three-hour rain delay.

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