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Monday, April 28, 2014

MLB: Bryce Harper to have surgery to repair torn thumb ligament, out for two months

What good is having one baseball’s most natural talents if he can’t stay on the field for more than two weeks at a time?

NEW YORK—It looks like the injury to Bryce Harper’s left thumb is much more serious than anyone thought. According to ESPN.com, Harper will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and will be out at least two months. The Nationals have not confirmed the report.

Harper was scheduled to see a hand specialist on Monday to get a second opinion. The original diagnosis was that Harper had a sprained thumb and that he could pinch-hit against the Padres, while Harper said he would use nothing but ice to bring the swelling down. However, he was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

MLB: Nationals lose Bryce Harper to disabled list with thumb sprain

Oh for crying out loud…

WASHINGTON—The Nationals on Sunday placed outfielder Bryce Harper on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 26, with a sprained left thumb and recalled outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Triple-A Syracuse.

Harper becomes the fourth player—Wilson Ramos, Ryan Zimmerman and Scott Hairston are the others—to be placed on the DL this month by the Nationals.

Harper hurt the thumb in the bottom of the third inning Friday against the Padres. With the bases loaded, Harper hit a three-run triple to right-center off left-hander Robbie Erlin. As Harper was sliding head-first, he jammed the thumb into the base. Harper later scored on a single by Jose Lobaton.

Harper went 2-for-2 with four RBIs in the game before being replaced by Nate McLouth in the fifth inning.


 

 

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