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Freddy Galvis diagnosed with back fracture, out indefinitely

Jun 13, 2012, 7:17 PM EDT

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More rough health news for the 2012 Phillies.

According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, infielder Freddy Galvis was diagnosed Wednesday evening with a pars fracture in his lower back. He will be in a back brace for at least the next three weeks and the Phillies’ medical team can’t say for certain when he might be ready to resume baseball-related activities.

“It’s hard to just go, oh, the season is over,” head trainer Scott Sheridan told MLB.com. “I think a lot just depends on how he responds after the first three weeks. … Based on his symptoms and that kind of stuff, we might be able to begin some stuff with him exericise-wise, but we really won’t know a lot more until we get to that time period. The biggest thing right now is just trying to get him comfortable.”

Galvis was batting .226/.254/.363 with three home runs and 24 RBI in 58 games before the injury while serving as the Phillies’ primary second baseman. Chase Utley (knee) is expected to return in about three weeks.

  1. drmonkeyarmy - Jun 13, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    I just hope Galvis makes a full recovery and is ready to go next season. Needs to hit more consistently but he is the best defensive infielder I have seen in quite some time.

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM

      Dear God, man? WTF?!? It’s like every week, it’s something else.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Jun 13, 2012 at 7:49 PM

        I know man. It’s crazy. Well, Polanco is back tonight. At least he will provide decent defense at third. Can’t watch that butcher Wiggington over there anymore.

  2. flyerscup2010 - Jun 13, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    RIP 1989-2012

  3. dannythebisforbeast - Jun 13, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    U mean 1993,2007-2012.

    • skerney - Jun 13, 2012 at 10:52 PM

      U mean 1993, 2007-2011.

  4. dannythebisforbeast - Jun 13, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    U r correct

  5. dennisund - Jun 14, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    What on earth are you all eulogizing? These dates have no bearing on anything relevant to this article or this team.

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