May 13, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) walks off the field after suffering injuries to the neck after colliding with the scoreboard during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Bryce Harper Receives Stitches in Chin After Collision With Wall

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.

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.

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