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Bryce Harper not expected to play before Friday

May 28, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

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Bryce Harper is out of the Nationals’ lineup tonight for the second straight game with a knee injury and Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that he’s not expected to play again before Friday at the earliest.

That suggests the knee must be really bothering Harper, because there had been some talk of him serving as the Nationals’ designated hitter during a brief series in Baltimore. Apparently he doesn’t feel good enough to hit, let alone play right field.

Harper initially hurt his knee slamming into the outfield wall at Dodger Stadium two weeks ago and then aggravated it on the bases. He’s been diagnosed with bursitis.

  1. randygnyc - May 28, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    I bet he’s got fluid on that knee. Perhaps a meniscus tear. I’m no doctor, but last summer, while on a fishing trip, I stayed at a Sheraton. It shared a parking lot with a holiday inn express (does that count)?

    • flamethrower101 - May 28, 2013 at 5:45 PM

      Frankly with the way the Nats operate I’m surprised he hasn’t been shut down by now. #sarcasm

  2. steelers88 - May 28, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Just DL him!

  3. historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Punks.

  4. Marty - May 29, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Well, I guess I’ll check back in with HBT on Friday.

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