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Bryce Harper leaves game after crashing face-first into right field wall

Washington Nationals' Harper walks off field with manager Johnson after cutting neck while attempting catch in fifth inning of MLB National League baseball game against Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles

Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (C) walks off the field with manager Davey Johnson (L) after cutting his neck while attempting a catch in the fifth inning of their MLB National League baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, California May 13, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)


UPDATE: Per Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Harper’s agent, Scott Boras, said that his client received 11 stitches but did not suffer a concussion. He also jammed his shoulder and will sent for an X-ray. It’s not clear when he’ll play next, but it sounds like relatively good news under the circumstances. We should know more during the day on Tuesday.

12:10 AM: Bryce Harper left tonight’s game against the Dodgers in the bottom of the fifth inning after he crashed face-first into the right field wall at Dodger Stadium.

Harper suffered the injury when he was chasing after a ball off the bat of A.J. Ellis. He appeared to lose track of where he was before he ran into the fence at full-speed. The particular area he crashed into is not padded, so it made for a pretty scary impact.

Harper was on the ground for a couple of moments before he got to his feet and walked off the field under his own power, but he appeared dazed and had a cut on his chin and/or neck. The Nationals will undoubtedly send him for tests for a possible concussion.

You can watch video of the play below: