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Harper sits with knee inflammation

Published May 28, 2013 12:06 am

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The Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper was out of Monday's lineup against the Baltimore Orioles due to bursitis in his left knee.

Washington manager Davey Johnson says Harper aggravated his sore knee in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies with multiple headfirst slides and by hitting a foul ball off of it.

Team medical director Wiemi Douoguih said the outfielder has inflammation of the bursa sac in front of his knee, which he anticipates clearing up in a couple of days. Harper underwent an MRI which showed some soft tissue swelling, but no structural damage, Douoguih said.

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