Nationals' Bryce Harper posts picture of back covered in therapy suction cups
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
Ever wonder what Bryce Harper's back would look like if it was covered in suction cups?
No? Well, Nationals fans and the rest of social media found out anyway.
The star Washington outfielder posted a picture to his Instagram story overnight showing him engaging in the cupping therapy made famous by Michael Phelps during the 2016 Olympics.
Also known as "cupping," Web MD says the process of having the glass cups suctioned to the skin is used to help with "pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being."
Other athletes have had the therapy as well but few have displayed doing it to this degree. Harper himself thought he looked like the Nintendo character Bowser and given the spiky shell-like covering of the cups, it is easy to see why.