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Bryce Harper is day-to-day as X-rays come back negative

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LOS ANGELES — X-rays done on Bryce Harper came back negative, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Tuesday morning, and the Nationals outfielder is day-to-day. The team expects to know more about his status when he arrives at Dodger Stadium later in the afternoon.

That was the good news for Harper and the Nationals after his gruesome collision with the right field wall at Dodger Stadium on Monday night left him with blood dripping down his neck, looking dazed and in pain.

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Harper required 11 stitches to close a wound in his chin area but he avoided a concussion and the X-rays, done on Harper’s left leg and left shoulder came back clean. 

“[It’s] good news,” Rizzo said in a text message. 

It was the latest scare for Harper, who has now crashed into an outfield wall twice in the last two weeks. 

Harper was unavailable for comment after Monday night’s game, but he took to twitter today to say that no matter what, he would continue to play the way he always has.

“I will keep playing this game hard for the rest of my life even if it kills me!” Harper tweeted. “Ill never stop! #RespectTheGame”

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Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.

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