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Harper "day-to-day" with sprained ankle

Mar 21, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

JUPITER, Fla. — Top Nationals prospect Bryce Harper sprained his left ankle running to first base in a minor-league scrimmage Monday morning in Viera.

The severity of the injury won’t be known until Harper undergoes X-rays and a possibe MRI, though a team spokesman said the 18-year-old outfielder is listed as “day-to-day” for now.

Here’s my article for CSNwashington.com, which I’ll be updating as we get more info.

UPDATE: Jim Riggleman suggested the injury is not serious: “The little bit of information I got was that he’s fine. Just turned his ankle and he’s fine.”

  1. Steve M. - Mar 21, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    That is good news for what could have been horrific news. When it happened, were most of you already in Jupiter?

  2. joemktg - Mar 21, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    This will lead to a slow start in low Class A ball, which means he'll probably only hit .750.

  3. natsfan1a - Mar 21, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Also, his OPS would only be about 1.1133 (rest easy, Ted Williams – for now). ;-)

  4. Harper_ROY_2012 - Mar 21, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    I find it funny that almost everywhere but here people's response to a sprained ankle, which I have survived several times = death sentence!

  5. The Joker - Mar 21, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    I'm sure this will erase Libya and Japan off the front pages.

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