Bryce Harper Carried Off Field After Suffering Left Knee Injury Vs. Giants

Daniel Baker left and Taylor Triggs of Arlington Va. wait under the concourse during a rain delay of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals Friday Aug. 11 2017 in Washington

Daniel Baker left and Taylor Triggs of Arlington Va. wait under the concourse during a rain delay of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals Friday Aug. 11 2017 in Washington

Rizzo diagnosed the bone bruise as significant but said he is optimistic that Harper will return later this season. Harper's left foot slid on the first base bag, sending the right fielder sprawling and clutching his knee.

He was helped off the field and did not put any weight on his left leg as athletic trainer Paul Lessard and hitting coach Rick Schu helped him to the clubhouse. The times for Sunday's day-night double-header are 10:05 p.m. and 4:05 p.m.

Fantasy Impact This does not look good for Harper owners! The Nats are where they are because both their arms and bats are capable of winning games on their own merits which is formidable when both are on the same page. Due to the field conditions, the Nationals lost their top player.

Harper was walking around without a limp after the game, which is definitely a good sign, but ACL injuries are tricky in that sometimes they can go nearly completely unnoticed.

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Speaking to Sky Sports after Friday's game, Wenger said: "He doesn't want to leave, and I'm happy that he wants to stay". I know how important he is not only as a player - he's a fantastic player - but also in the group he has a big weight.

As per usual with the Washington Nationals, no injury news is usually given until after the game and its unlikely we will know the full diagnosis until some point during the doubleheader tomorrow. "And we're going to treat him cautiously and hopefully have him back later on this season".

Jackson allowed just one run in six innings, Adam Lind was 3 for 3 with an RBI and Ryan Zimmerman had two hits and drove in a run for Washington. Jackson was charged with the loss in his last start as the Nationals fell 7-4 to the Cubs in Chicago on Saturday. He is among the National League's leaders in batting average, home runs and RBIs this season.

"The same reaction everybody had - silence goes over the crowd", Baker said after Saturday night's game. He was not made available to speak to reporters.

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