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March 21, 2011

Bryce Harper Sprains His Ankle

Alright...I'll ask it.

Are the Washington Nationals cursed?  I mean, first all-world hurler Stephen Strasburg goes down with an arm injury and now..."mega-prospect" Bryce Harper, last year's number one overall pick, has sprained his ankle.

This from the Washington Post:

Outfield mega-prospect Bryce Harper had to be removed on a cart from a minor league intrasquad game in Viera, Fla. after spraining his left ankle, according to a statement released by a team spokesman. After an immediate examination by the Nationals’ training staff, the team considers him “day-to-day.”

Sure, a sprained ankle isn't that big of a deal, but if you listen close can hear the panic coming from the Nats fans.

And yeah, there are a couple out there.  I had to check with Google...but they exist.

The 18-year-old Harper started the spring in the Nationals' Major League camp because he was on the team's 40-man roster...but was optioned to the Minors a little over a week ago.  He batted .389 (7-for-18) with three doubles and five RBIs in 13 games.

He's expected to start the season at Single-A Hagerstown of the South Atlantic League.


Anonymous said...

See you in 2013

Nats fan

Anonymous said...

Nats Fan