Harper To Undergo Tests on Hip After Collapsing
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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was scheduled to get additional tests done today on the hip that has kept him out of three of his team’s last four games.
A CBSSports.com report says the 20-year-old collapsed in pain Saturday while practicing in the team’s batting cage.
“He’s going to go to see the doctor tomorrow, figure out what it is, treat it, and he’ll meet us in New York, hopefully,” team manager Davey Johnson said after the win over the Miami Marlins Saturday evening.
Johnson told The Washington Post that the injury is likely more serious than the slight hip strain team officials had been treating it as. He also said he blames the aggravation that caused Harper to collapse Saturday on the fact that he was hitting instead of resting.
The Nationals will face the Marlins again this afternoon, and are set to begin a four-game series against the New York Mets on Monday. The team has 21 games left in their regular season.
Harper missed 31 games earlier in the season because of bursitis in his left knee.
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