News regarding the two Phillies regulars who left today's game with injuries, some of it positive, some of it not. . .
First, Jayson Werth downplayed the hip injury that forced him from today's 7-4 win over the Nationals prior to the sixth inning. In his second at-bat, the right fielder felt the hip flexor on the left side of his torso pull a bit. He stayed in the games for a couple of innings, but pulled himself out after singling in the bottom of the fifth. Ben Francisco replaced him in right field. Werth said he'll get treatment tomorrow, and predicted that he would be fine in a couple of days.
Jimmy Rollins, on the other hand, is facing a far less certain future.
The short stop and leadoff hitter had left Citizens Bank Park by the time the clubhouse opened to the media, but various teammates who saw him indicated that he could miss a stretch of time. Nobody used the word "disabled list," but when you consider that calf injuries suffered by Shane Victorino and Greg Dobbs over the last two years ended in DL stints, and that the season is still young and the Phillies have little to gain by rushing Rollins back, it is a very real possibility.