Bryce Harper leaves game with apparent knee injury

Giants-Nationals game postponed after lengthy rain delay

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper was removed from Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants with an apparent left knee injury.

Any significant injury to Harper could be devastating to the Nationals lineup, even with plenty of other talented players on the roster.

Harper struck first base awkwardly while running and immediately fell to the ground in pain.

Harper flew in the air and appeared to be in agony as he hit the ground while clutching onto the front of his knee. Hitting coach Rick Schu and trainer Paul Lessard then helped him off the field. He was carried off the field without putting weight on his left leg.

The game began just after 10 p.m. following a 3-hour rain delay. The series opener Friday was postponed after a lengthy rain delay to be a part of a day-night doubleheader Sunday.

This latest injury could put a damper on the impressive season and create trouble for the Nationals. The league deemed the conditions playable after the rain slowed from its earlier levels, though the rain continued through the first inning.

This story will be updated.

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