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Nationals’ Bryce Harper will rehab his thumb by playing PlayStation

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Bryce Harper will take as much time as needed for his broken surgically repaired thumb to heal before returning to the Nationals, and if my rehab involved playing video games, I might take even longer.

“He says he’s not getting caught up in timetables,” MASN’s Dan Kolko reported during Thursday’s win over the Phillies. “He said, ‘I’m not going to rush back, I’m not going to do anything stupid.’ He’s more just focused on progressing day to day. He’s still not able to catch balls because of that left thumb, still not able to hit, just kind of going through range-of-motion exercises and he’s going to start using some PlayStation to work that thumb back into gear as he tries to make progress.”

“Wow, maybe the greatest rehab ever,” Bob Carpenter said. “PlayStation for a broken thumb; never had thought of that one.”

“That’s all the kids need to hear,” F.P. Santangelo said.

Thumb mobility does sound fun. Two thumbs up for this rehab plan.

Scott Allen writes about all things D.C. sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.



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