Bryce Harper leaves game with apparent leg injury

Washington, DC ( - Star Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper left Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays with an apparent left leg injury.


In the sixth inning, Harper fielded a ground ball and prepared to throw home. As he was releasing the ball, his legs appeared to get tangled up, and he tumbled to the ground. His throw was wild and landed in the third-base dugout.


The game was briefly delayed by rain in the fourth inning.

After holding his left leg on the ground when team personnel went out to right field to check on him, Harper was able to walk off the field and into the clubhouse under his own power.

The 22-year-old former No. 1 pick is in the midst of a breakout season. In 64 games, he has already tied a career high with 22 home runs, and he leads the league in slugging percentage at .726 and on-base plus slugging percentage at 1.204.


After the 2013 season, Harper had surgery to repair the bursa sac in his left knee.


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