MLB In Full Bloom - Bad Break for Bryce - 4/29/2014


Bryce Harper was recently pulled from a game by new Nationals manager Matt Williams for not hustling. Now, we all know Harper has tried to run through outfield walls and runs the bases with reckless abandonment on most nights. On Friday night, Harper was just doing what Williams wanted him to do and that was to play hard and give 100% max effort. Harper was running out a triple and as he slid head-first slid into the third base against the Padres, Harper injured his left thumb. On Monday, we started to hear rumors that the thumb injury could require an extended absence. Now it appears that the worst-case scenario is reality. ESPN's Keith Law broke the bad news Monday evening that Harper suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. The 21-year-old outfielder will undergo surgery and could be sidelined until the early part of July. We should have more clarity on a potential timeline after the procedure is completed.