It’s called the warning track for a reason. Someone should tell Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper what that reason is. Well, someone should have. He’s certainly well aware of the reason now.
Last night, while trying to track down an A.J. Ellis fly ball deep in right field at Dodgers Stadium, Harper ran face first into the outfield wall.
The wall won:
Here it is again, in GIF form:
Harper’s chin struck a metal grate that covers the out-of-town scoreboard, slicing him open. He was able to stand up and walk off the field under his own power, but he required 11 stitches to stop the bleeding.
After the game, Harper’s agent, Scott Boras, revealed that he didn’t suffer a concussion on the play. He was taken to hospital for “precautionary” x-rays but it sounds like he’ll be fine. He may miss a game or two, but that will be it.