Byrce Harper had to leave Saturday’s game against the Giants after injuring his leg running to first base
It’s hard to believe that an entire sports city could actually be cursed, but after what happened in Washington D.C. on Saturday night we’re beginning to believe that it may actually be true. Nationals superstar right fielder Bryce Harper had to leave Saturday’s game after suffering a leg injury in the first inning.
The Nationals and Giants game spent about three hours in a rain delay prior to the game after having Friday’s game rained out.
Even after having the tarp on the field for three hours of rain, the field was still wet, and Harper’s foot slipped as he hit the bag. As you can see, he went down in a heap.
The Nationals currently hold a 14-game lead in the National League East, and it doesn’t seem that there will a be historic collapse for the team. That being said, an injury to arguably the best player in baseball is never good news, not matter how many games you’re up in the division race.
Trea Turner is currently on the DL while recovering from a fractured wrist with no clear timetable for his return. Jayson Werth is still on the DL as well with his foot injury, but he is reportedly about a week or two away from a rehab assignment. Stephen Strasburg is currently set to make a rehab start on Monday after missing the last couple weeks due to an elbow injury.
The Nationals can survive those injuries, but if Harper goes down for the year we’re not sure they can survive that. The Nationals franchise, and all of D.C will be holding their breath waiting for more news on their star.