Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper will be sidelined until July following a scheduled surgery tomorrow to repair a torn ligament in his thumb.
Harper was hurt diving head-first into third base after hitting a triple. ESPN has more details on the injury.
Harper will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and is expected to be out until at least early July, according to multiple sources.
Harper, 21, injured his hand with a head-first slide into third base to cap a bases-clearing triple in Friday night’s victory over San Diego. He stayed in the game for an inning before he was replaced.
This could be a big blow to the Nationals, a team with hopes of winning the National League. The good news for Washington is that Harper should be back for the team’s postseason push following the All-Star break.