Nationals' Bryce Harper Leaves Game With Apparent Knee Injury

Nationals' Bryce Harper Leaves Game With Apparent Knee Injury

Harper's left cleat appeared to slip on the wet first base bag as he leaned forward to try to beat Giants first baseman Ryder Jones.

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper was removed from Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants with an apparent left knee injury. His leg buckled, he went airborne and fell to the ground as his helmet went flying. Saturday's game was delayed three hours with more inclement weather and the rain conditions came into play right away. It was still raining when Harper's injury happened.

The last-place Giants (46-70) are making their only trip of the year to Washington.

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Harper was replaced by Andrew Stevenson, who took over in center field with Brian Goodwin moving to right.

Harper is now one of the leaders in the NL MVP race and is hitting.326 with 29 home runs and 87 RBI. He played in 105 of Washington's first 113 games.

This latest injury could put a damper on the impressive season and create trouble for the Nationals. He is the anchor of the Nationals' lineup and has led them to a 68-45 mark, best in the NL East.