Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper suffers ugly-looking knee injury

VIDEO: Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper suffers ugly-looking knee injury

Breaking news: Bryce Harper injures left knee, leaves game

But, when Harper hit first base, his left leg slipped on the bag, causing his knee to shoot straight back.

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper left the first inning of Saturday's game with an apparent knee injury.

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Harper was unable to put weight on his leg and was carried off the field by his hitting coach and the team trainer. Saturday's game was delayed three hours with more inclement weather and the rain conditions came into play right away.

There has been no update on Harper's injury. The series opener Friday was postponed after a lengthy rain delay to be a part of a day-night doubleheader Sunday. Harper, trying to beat out the throw, landed awkwardly on the base and had to be taken off the field. He played in 105 of Washington's first 113 games.

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After a down year by his standards in 2016, he is once again among the league's top hitters in 2017, batting.326 with 29 home runs and 87 RBI. He is the anchor of the Nationals' lineup and has led them to a 68-45 mark, best in the NL East.

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