Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper was involved in a scary incident on Monday night after chasing down a fly ball from Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis. Harper ran face first in to the wall and crumbled to the ground. The particular part of the wall that Harper hit had no padding and it resulted in a cut on his chin.
After a few minutes on the ground, Harper was able to make his way off the field under his own power and he was examined for a concussion.
Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Harper’s agent, Scott Boras, said that Harper did not suffer a concussion. Instead, he just needed to have stitches to the cut on his chin.
Scott Boras: Harper had 11 stitches, no concussion. Jammed shoulder, but nothing immediate as far as orthopedic issues. Will have X-ray.
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) May 14, 2013
It didn’t look good when the incident happened, but luckily Harper was able to avoid any serious injury.
There is no word on when Harper can return to the line up, but it could have been much worse.
If you missed the collision, you can watch the video here.