Brave slide costs Washington Nationals Bryce Harper big time

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Washington Nationals Left Fielder Bryce Harper is set to have surgery on his thumb on Tuesday some reports have claimed.

Harper injured his thumb during the Nationals game with the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

The 21-year-old slid head first into third base to cap off a bases clearing triple in the third.

Harper now joins a mounting list of Nationals players who have had to sit games out due to injury already this season.

Catcher Wilson Ramos, Third Baseman Ryan Zimmerman and starting pitcher Doug Fister are all currently missing for Washington.

Three other MLB players have also suffered the injury recently while sliding into bases and are all facing the long stretch on the sidelines Harper is.

Harper is expected to be out until at least early July but time will tell if the Nationals will have to replace him for that long or if he will be able to rally back and help them further along the season.

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