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Bryce Harper and ailing hip returning to DC for more tests

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10:16 AM ET 09.08 | Bryce Harper will fly back to Washington on Sunday for further tests on his ailing left hip, which the Nationals fear may be injured more seriously than initially believed. Harper aggravated his hip taking batting practice 10 minutes before first pitch Saturday night, and the hip pain left him floored in the batting cage adjacent to the Nationals' clubhouse. "It's something we need to aggressively attack," Manager Davey Johnson said. "We've been kind of treating it as a slight hip strain. But obviously, it's something more serious than that. We need to fix it, and he needs to finish the year strong." When asked if Harper may miss the Nationals' final 21 games, Johnson replied, "I don't know."

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September 8, 2013  10:25 AM ET

Ruh Roh!

September 8, 2013  05:13 PM ET

Hip injuries in any pro sport are never a good thing.

September 8, 2013  08:01 PM ET

Bummer a hip, especially for such a young guy... Just make the right decisions, its your life...

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September 9, 2013  10:26 AM ET

snake-bitten is right? new manager next year, at least they have decent management and several star players--with a better farm system than my Yankees

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