Josh Bell Leaves Nationals Game Early With Concerning Injury

Devon Platana
First baseman Josh Bell has left Saturday's Washington Nationals game early with a concerning injury.
First baseman Josh Bell has left Saturday's Washington Nationals game early with a concerning injury. / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Nationals were dealt a blow during their game against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon when first baseman Josh Bell exited the contest early with a concerning injury.

After being walked in the second inning, Bell was advanced to third base which is when most believe that the injury flared up. He was taken out of the game once the third inning began and was replaced by Lucius Fox while Maikel Franco was moved over to first base.

Josh Bell Injury News

What's concerning about Bell's injury has been dealing with a knee injury over the last week or so. The same injury caused him to have an early exited against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, however, MRI results showed that there wasn't any structural damage.

Losing Bell for any period of time would only add to the misery after the Nationals' underwhelming 6-10 start. The 29-year-old slugger has looked better than he has in years so far this campaign, recording two home runs, 12 RBIs and a .345/.438/.509 slash line in 55 at-bats.

If Bell is forced to miss a serious amount of time, the Nationals' improbable World Series hunt will become that much tougher. FanDuel Sportsbook is already giving them +20000 odds (T-No. 25) to win a championship this year and those odds can only get worse without one of their best players.

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