Washington Nationals' Outfielder Bryce Harper has revealed that the knee injury he sustained last season was actually worse than first feared.
The talented 21-year-old suffered the injury in Atlanta last April after crashing into a fence. Just when you think this is the worst of it, he made things even worse in Dodger Stadium when he dramatically collided with a wall.
The video for which can be seen above. The right-fielder slammed into the wall and left the Nationals and Dodgers game because of bleeding.
Speaking to NBC Washington, he revealed the extent of the injury.
"It was a lot worse than many people thought. I was hurting right after I got done with hitting the wall in Dodger Stadium. I pretty much played hurt through the rest of the year," admitted Harper.
It turns out Harper had actually injured the bursa part of his joint, which after surgery conducted by Dr. Richard Steadman, is currently healing.
"He went in and really saw that it was pretty bad. He fixed it and I've been feeling great," Harper said.
During his recovery, Harper claimed he would get bigger in an attempt to come back. This has led to criticism of his weight. Something which he reportedly denies.
“It was kinda crazy that everyone was going a little berserk about me putting on weight. I was 235 coming in last year and it’s not sloppy weight," he added.
"I’m not fat. I mean, I look pretty good. I don’t wanna say that, but I’m not gonna lie. I eat good, my mom fixes dinner every single night – baked chicken, fish – she cooks a great meal every single night. I’m working out hard and I’m eating right and I’m gaining weight. I think it’s pretty good.”
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