May 13, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) lays on the ground after colliding into the scoreboard during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Bryce Harper Avoids Concussion, DL After Scary Collision With Wall

During yesterday’s 6-2 win in LA, Bryce Harper crashed into the right field wall chasing after what would become a triple by A.J. Ellis. He was briefly motionless on the ground, but stood up under his own power shortly thereafter. However, he was bloody, especially around his neck, when he stood up. He left the game, replaced by Roger Bernadina. Now, the Nationals’ official Twitter reports that Harper has received eleven stitches, but was not diagnosed with a concussion as many had feared. Additionally, multiple reports say Harper’s agent Scott Boras announced that Harper injured his shoulder on the play, although it was described as merely “jamming”. He will undergo an X-ray. A link to the video of the collision (not gruesome, but you might cringe) can be found here.

UPDATE: It looks like Harper will not go on the DL.

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