Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon injured playing for Class A Potomac

Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon left tonight’s game for Class A Potomac after he injured himself rounding third base. His status and the nature of his injury has yet to be determined.

Rendon, the sixth overall pick in 2011 and the Nationals’ top prospect behind Bryce Harper, hit a double in the fourth inning at Lynchburg. He was injured while running home on an ensuing base hit.

After Rendon went down rounding third base, he had to be helped off the field.

Rendon experienced two health setbacks as an amateur. In July 2010, playing for Team USA, he fractured his right ankle. Last year, Rendon was forced to be used as a designated hitter for the majority of his junior season at Rice because of a strained muscle in his right (throwing) shoulder.

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.

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