Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper suffers ugly-looking knee injury

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper center is helped in the dugout after he was injured during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Saturday Aug. 12 2017 in Washington

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper left the first inning of Saturday's game with an apparent knee injury. Harper, trying to beat out the throw, landed awkwardly on the base and had to be taken off the field.

Harper put no weight on his left leg as he was helped off the field by hitting coach Rick Schu and head athletic trainer Paul Lessard. The team has yet to issue an update.

The Nationals and Giants game had already been delayed for several hours due to rain, so Nationals fans were already a little annoyed.

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He is among the National League's leaders in batting average, home runs and RBIs this season.

Despite the loss of Eaton, Washington entered the start of the game with a 14-game lead over the Miami Marlins in the National League East, with Harper back at the forefront of the MVP discussion.

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