"The stitches are out and he's in a brace," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "He is going to get checked out as well next week by the doctor and go see the specialist."
Harper has been visiting a specialist in Cleveland and will head back there next week.
While he's in Washington, though, Harper's lifting and working toward being at full strength when he returns, although that still involves plenty of waiting.
"He's still very early in the process," Williams said. "Once he's healed, though, he's able to do everything he wants to do."
David Wilson is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.