We are only a matter of hours into the 2014 MLB season and already Bryce Harper is getting himself hurt.
The Washington Nationals outfielder is gaining a reputation as someone who puts his body on the line and he added to that today in the Nationals' opening day game against the New York Mets.
In typical gung-ho fashion, the 21-year old was sliding for second base this afternoon when Mets second baseman Eric Young Jr.'s flailing leg connected full-on with his head.
The connection was true enough to keep Harper on the ground for a few moment, with Young Jr. also in some discomfort.
And while Harper did return to the clubhouse with his continued presence in the game in doubt, the battle-hardened outfielder returned to the game in the second innings after some mandatory testing and an all clear from the Nationals medical staff.
If he can avoid concussion when slamming into walls, the surely Harper can make it through a little kick to the head.
Check out the footage above, or via this link.