Bill Ladson

Harper OK after rough landing on diving catch

Harper OK after rough landing on diving catch

CINCINNATI -- Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper received a scare in the sixth inning of Friday's 4-1 victory over the Reds.

Cincinnati outfielder Billy Hamilton hit a ball to Harper, who dove and made a spectacular catch for the second out of the inning. For a few seconds, Harper stayed on the ground in pain, while manager Matt Williams and athletic trainer Lee Kuntz came to his aid.

It turns out, Harper suffered a momentary stinger on his left wrist, but he remained in the game. He went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

"He was fiddling with his wrist a little bit, so we decided to go out there. As soon as we stepped out, he waved us off," Williams said. "It certainly scared him. It scared us. He is fine. No issues."

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.