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Chase Utley is making some progress, we think…

Mar 12, 2011, 12:11 PM EDT

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According to Todd Zolecki of, the Phillies provided an update about Chase Utley‘s ailing right knee this morning. Well, sort of.

We didn’t learn much, but Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said that Utley has been able to do more exercises than before.

“These are kind of baby steps,” Amaro said. “I can’t sit here and say he’s this is a giant step forward or he’s going to be ready for Opening Day or anything like that. We’re comfortable with the path. It may take a while. We’ll see if he continues to show progression. Hopefully he will.

“I don’t know if it’s good news or not good news. It’s just news. It’s not a lot of news. The main thrust of this discussion is that we’ve made some consultations, we’ve done some research, and right now we’re going to stay with the rehab stuff we’re doing right now and hopefully it will keep moving forward.”

While the Phillies have sought other opinions on the condition of Utley’s knee, he is not currently scheduled to meet with outside doctors or specialists.

We can’t really say that today’s update is a bad thing, but it doesn’t sound like he’s any closer to being ready for the early part of the season.

  1. dirtyharry1971 - Mar 13, 2011 at 3:34 AM

    Utley is finished and he wont be the only one visiting the DL for the phillies this year, they got a lot of breakdowns waiting to happen

    • phillysoulfan - Mar 13, 2011 at 8:06 AM

      You mean like last year?

    • rapmusicmademedoit - Mar 13, 2011 at 5:12 PM

      Cliff Lee is not going to like that one bit.

  2. rapmusicmademedoit - Mar 13, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    wait till those pitching arms start to break down with all the milage they have.

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