Bryce Harper Injury Labeled as Bone Bruise, No Ligament or Tendon Damage

Friday's Giants Nationals was postponed due to rain but the Nationals took their time letting everyone know about the decision

Friday’s Giants Nationals was postponed due to rain but the Nationals took their time letting everyone know about the decision. More

Bryce Harper does not have any ligament or tendon damage in his injured left knee, but the Washington Nationals star outfielder will be out indefinitely because of a significant bone bruise.

"We know he hyperextended it when he slipped going across the bag".

Harper walking up the stairs provided some hope, and an MRI revealed what the Washington Nationals hope is season-saving news.

Dan Kolko of MASN said the Nationals didn't put an official timetable on the slugger's return but granted it "doesn't seem like a season-ender".

San Francisco Giants' Gorkys Hernandez, right, steals second against Washington Nationals shortstop Wilmer Difo (1) during the fourth inning of the first baseball game of a split doubleheader, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Washington.

Due to a rain delay, the 7:05 p.m. EST start time didn't occur until 10:06 p.m. EST.

In his first and only plate appearance against Samardzija, Harper roped a ball up the first base line that rookie Ryder Jones snagged with a dive toward the foul line.

"We just ask for prayers that it's not serious", Baker told reporters after the game, according to MLB.com.

DIAMONDBACKS 6, CUBS 2 Patrick Corbin pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, David Peralta hit an inside-the-park home run and host Arizona beat Chicago, cutting the Cubs' NL Central lead over St. Louis to a percentage point. He was carried off the field without putting weight on his left leg.

Edwin Jackson gave up just one run in six innings to earn a 3-1 win over the Giants on Saturday. The Washington Nationals have tabbed veteran right hander Max Scherzer as the starter against the San Francisco Giants.

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