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Bryce Harper to see renowned specialist about injured knee

06/06/2013 at 2:30 pm By

Bryce HarperBryce Harper, popular outfielder and phenom for the Washington Nationals, will be visiting Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his injured left knee, per a report from CSN Washington:

“The negative news is that Bryce did a little running in the water and his knee has been swelling up,” [Nationals manager Davey] Johnson said. “He’s going to see Andrews on Monday. He’s probably not going to be available to come off when he’s supposed to come off.”

Harper was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 1 (retroactive to May 27) with left knee bursitis. He was supposed to come off the DL on Tuesday.

Harper originally injured his knee while attempting to field a fly ball against the Atlanta Braves back in late April. He re-injured the knee while running into a wall at Dodger Stadium a couple weeks later.

The 20-year old 2012 NL Rookie of the Year was off to an excellent start for the Nationals this season, batting .287 with 12 home runs and 23 rbi’s in 44 games. The Nationals are currently 29-30 and third in the NL East, but only 4-12 without Harper in the line up.

-ALR

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