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Bryce Harper tweets ‘thumbs-up’ pic after successful thumb surgery (photo)

Bryce Harper is expected to miss significant time due to a thumb injury suffered during last Friday’s game when he damaged a ligament sliding headfirst into third base on a triple and jamming his thumb on the bag (above).

Some reports are estimating that the Washington Nationals slugger could be out for up to two months, meaning the young star won’t be back in lineup until July.

Obviously, this is a major setback for both Harper and the Nationals, but from the looks of a photo tweeted by Harper himself on Tuesday, he’s in good spirits and ready and raring to begin his rehabilitation.


Harper writes in the tweet, “On the road to recovery..Everything went great and I’ll be back soon! Thank you to all the fans for the support!”

Perhaps it’s not as funny as I think, but how clever of Harper to give a “thumbs-up” gesture following thumb surgery. Although imagine if he had surgery on some other part of his body and tried to pull of a similarly synergistic gesture between the surgery and the body part that was operated on.  That could have got real awkward real fast.