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Chase Utley cleared to return from concussion Thursday

Sep 13, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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Chase Utley has passed all the necessary tests following his concussion last week and Jim Salisbury of reports that the second baseman has been cleared to rejoin the Phillies’ lineup Thursday.

That means Utley will have missed seven days with the “mild” concussion, which is pretty fortunate considering the multiple-month absences for other concussed players like Justin Morneau, Jason Bay, Brian Roberts, and Denard Span recently.

Utley was cleared to resume working out Saturday and is now restriction-free, although the Phillies may opt to limit his playing time down the stretch anyway just to be safe.

  1. halladaysbiceps - Sep 13, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Chase only missed 7 days with his concussion because, well, he’s Chase Utley and those other players you mentioned are not.

    Utley would take a fastball to the face and keep playing. God broke the mold when he created Chase Utley.

    • presidentmiraflores - Sep 13, 2011 at 10:33 AM

      Trollin, trollin down the river…

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 13, 2011 at 10:35 AM

        I don’t think you are familiar with my writings. This isn’t trolling for me. I only speak Phillies truth. What I stated above about Utley can be confirmed by any Phillies fan.

    • presidentmiraflores - Sep 13, 2011 at 10:41 AM

      Are we talking about the same Utley who has only played 88 games this year and 115 last year? This is your divinely durable titan?

      • heyblueyoustink - Sep 13, 2011 at 10:50 AM

        Good point, as long as you’re not questioning his overall scrap-factor and toughness.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 13, 2011 at 10:50 AM

        Patella tendonitis in his right knee this year. Last year it was a thumb injury while sliding into second base that required surgery.

        Make no mistakes. Utley’s injuries are a result of his ballsy play on the field and his desire to win at all costs. He doesn’t care about his body. He will give it up for his teammates.

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