As of right now there’s not timetable for when Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper will return to the diamond as he is recovering from his injured thumb, but his rehabilitation tactics sure are interesting.
During the Nationals’ game broadcast on MASN Thursday night, Dan Kolko said that he has spoken to Harper about the rehab process, where he revealed that Harper is using a little technology to help get him back on the field soon–just not any sort of medical technology.
He said, ‘I’m not going to rush back, I’m not going to do anything stupid.’ He’s more just focused on progressing day to day. He’s still not able to catch balls because of that left thumb, still not able to hit, just kind of going through range-of-motion exercises and he’s going to start using some PlayStation to work that thumb back into gear as he tries to make progress.
Just to get the point across, Harper even tweeted out the picture of the equipment that will hopefully get him back to smashing home runs in no time.
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) June 5, 2014
Harper played in 22 games here in the 2014 season before injuring his thumb on a slide, although the Nationals have been able to stay in contention with him on the shelf as they currently sit one game behind the Atlanta Braves in the NL East.