The MVP avoided a serious knee injury.
The Washington Nationals announced this morning the injury status of star outfielder Bryce Harper, who collapsed after injuring his knee running to first base against the Giants on Saturday night.
The injury, thankfully, is not as serious as originally expected.
Harper has a significant bone bruise, but there is no ligament or tendon damage. Washington is optimistic that the MVP will be back this season.
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
This was the injury. It looked bad.
I'm no doctor, but this injury does not look good at all for Bryce Harper… pic.twitter.com/B8cVd74O8S
— Patrick Hennessy (@TrueHennessy) August 13, 2017
It’s unclear what kind of timetable Harper will be on recovery wise, but the Nationals have a significant lead in the NL East and can afford to be extremely cautious.
The playoffs are roughly two months away.