Bryce Harper has no ligament or tendon damage in knee

Jerome Frank
August 14, 2017

"And we're going to treat him cautiously and hopefully have him back later on this season".

"He was in obvious pain, and he was praying and I was praying, too". He was not made available to speak to reporters.

Edwin Jackson, the Washington starter and victor, said, "You hope for the best. He did a job on us", Bochy said of Jackson. Andrew Stevenson replaced Harper in the team's lineup. "It's insane, but it's definitely great to see him up in spirit and walking around". Harper needed help off the field and appeared unable to put pressure on his leg.

Harper fell to the ground and held his left knee for several minutes.

Fantasy Impact This does not look good for Harper owners! Harper clutched his left knee in agony as trainers came out to assist.

Harper eventually needed to be carried off the field.

Jones, who had the nearest view to the gruesome site, said: "The top of the bases were wet obviously from the rain". He is a key player for Washington and you hate to see anybody get hurt. The base may have been slippery following a three-hour rain delay. He gave up two runs in the first inning and one more in the fifth, walking four total batters and surrendering five hits.

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Buster Posey and Hunter Pence will rest in Game 1 as Bruce Bochy goes left-heavy against right-hander A.J. Cole.

Despite soggy conditions and a considerable amount of water on the field, San Francisco and Washington wound up commencing their three-game series past 10 p.m. local time on Saturday night.

Baker refrained from criticizing the league, saying the teams "were kind of at the mercy of the schedule".

The Nationals enter Sunday with a 14½-game lead in the National League East. Washington and San Francisco are set for a doubleheader Sunday.

Even though first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is having an All-Star season, Washington's title hopes hinge largely on Harper's health.

The Nationals are optimistic that Harper will return at some point this season, general manager Mike Rizzo said.

Harper suffered a hyper-extended knee, according to Washington manager Dusty Baker.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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