Mar 27, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) is caught stealing as New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada (11) applies the tag in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Opening Day: Bryce Harper leaves game after being kneed in head (Video)


It has not been a perfect start to Opening Day for the Washington Nationals as they’ve lost star outfielder Bryce Harper, who was forced to leave the game (update: momentarily) with a head injury

Harper, attempting to break up a double play, was hit in the head by the knee of New York Mets second baseman Eric Young.

The outfielder quickly reached for his head and began rolling around on the dirt before members of the Nationals training staff made their way to the young star.

At first it almost appeared as if Harper was knocked out as he stopped rolling around, though training staff could be seen talking to the Las Vegas native.

After a few moments, Harper was helped up and was able to leave the field under his own power alongside the medical staff.

The Nationals will likely put Harper through a handful of medical tests as head injuries are nothing to play around with. His status for Tuesday’s game against the Mets is understandably up in the air.

Update: Harper shockingly remained in the game after it was believed he had been ruled out.

H/T Jimmy Traina

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