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Bryce Harper injures left thumb on headfirst slide


It is April 26th and already the exuberant Bryce Harper has his second ding, dent, or other type of minor injury this season.

This time it is a sore left thumb after a headfirst slide into third base on his dramatic, bases clearing triple in Washington’s 11-1 victory over the San Diego Padres Friday night.

MLB.com

Harper was eventually forced to leave the game with the jammed left thumb. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington, X-Rays on the thumb were negative. The Nationals will re-evaluate the injury Saturday morning before deciding if Harper needs to miss any time or not. Harper believes the injury is nothing serious:

I didn’t think so. When you hit it, you know whether it’s pretty serious or not. It just swelled up a little bit, and that was pretty much it.”

There seems to be a feeling around the Nats that they are finally building some momentum with back-t0-back victories over the Padres this weekend. It will certainly be a hitch in their giddy-up if Harper is forced to miss time.

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