On Friday, the Washington Nationals were without the services of young outfielder Bryce Harper for their game against the Chicago Cubs. No, it wasn't because of a suspension or a crippling injury, but rather the reason for his absence had everything to do with an ingrown toenail.
Bryce Harper also had an operation on his right foot to fix an ingrown toenail. Won't play today. Davey says he'll likely return tomorrow.The 20-year-old currently boasts a .302 batting average to go along with 10 home runs and 21 runs batted in. There doesn't appear to be a pitcher in the league who can stop him.
— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) May 10, 2013
However, his own toenail is a completely different story.