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Bryce Harper injured his knee during an awkward play at first base

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Bryce Harper


Bryce Harper injured his knee and had to be removed from the game on a play at first base in which his leg landed awkwardly.

The play occurred in the top of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants on a groundball to first base. Harper, trying to beat out the throw, landed awkwardly on the base and had to be taken off the field. There had been rain in the area and there was speculation that the base was wet.

It is unclear the extent of the injury, but it did not look good. He will have an MRI on the knee on Sunday.

Harper slipped on the bag, had to be helped off field. It's been raining the entire night: pic.twitter.com/O8HSQc0sMk

— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) August 13, 2017


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