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

Nationals Bryce Harper Has Bruised Knee, Shoulder After Collision With Wall

By now, there’s a good chance you’ve seen (if you haven’t, you can watch it by clicking here) or at least heard about the Bryce Harper crash where the former number one pick ran near full speed into the outfield wall at Dodger Stadium.

It was a scary scene as Harper, who appeared extremely dazed at first, was bleeding heavily from his neck but it appears that the Washington Nationals slugger will be just fine.

X-rays performed on Harper after the game came back negative and he’s been diagnosed with a bruised left shoulder and left knee, which is oddly enough, good news given just how hard of a crash it was.

Harper did require 11 stitches on his chin after the collision and is reportedly dealing with some obvious soreness, but it’s expected that he’ll be able to return to the Washington lineup in the next few days.

The Nationals are currently in the midst of their longest West Coast road swing of the year, hitting Los Angeles (their current destination), San Diego and San Francisco in the ten game road trip so they could most certainly use a quick return.

Harper and his Nationals currently sit one game behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East.

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