You can hardly recognize him.
Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper has been out of commission since mid-August after suffering a frightening injury that initially looked a lot worse. Harper came flying off the first base bag and pulled up extremely awkwardly during a rainy night game, fortunately avoiding any tearing in his knee.
He was diagnosed with a "significant" bone bruise and has been kept off the field ever since.
You're telling me that Bryce Harper hit the best "Smooth Criminal" we've seen since MJ and DIDN'T TEAR ANYTHING?! pic.twitter.com/yOmhUg6GJ7— 12up (@12upSport) August 13, 2017
Harper is major icon for Major League Baseball and is as polarizing a superstar as there is, but the man plays with passion and that can't be taken away from him. What can be taken away from him, however, is the head-scratching new hairdo that Harper boasted about via Snapchat. Harper caved and splurged on some authentic Miami cornrows, but apparently he wasn't feeling the look long-term.
The 24-year-old standout is back to his usual self for the upcoming weekend.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Bryce Harper's cornrows are gone pic.twitter.com/TRh2W2Q60r— Jamal Collier (@JamalCollier) September 8, 2017
Goodbye, Harper's cornrows: we hardly knew ye.