Bryce Harper will miss Friday’s game after undergoing a minor procedure to remove an ingrown toenail on his right foot, Nationals Manager Davey Johnson said. Harper is expected to miss only one game, he said.
The issue first appeared three days ago and the nail was clipped but the discomfort continued. On Friday, the rest of the ingrown nail that was previously not seen was removed, Johnson said. He is also on medication for an infection that emerged. Harper’s right foot is his lead foot when he swings.
Harper, who is hitting .302 with 10 home runs and 21 RBI, has been the Nationals’ best and most consistent bat all season. Harper played right field on Thursday and made several plays. “He was moving good but he was still in a lot of pain,” Johnson said.