Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Long recovery ahead for Laynce Nix

Laynce Nix is eligible to return from the disabled list Friday, but he only recently began walking without substantial pain. He is looking at a recovery time of weeks, not days.

Long recovery ahead for Laynce Nix

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Laynce Nix could be out of the Phillies lineup for a few more weeks. (John Bazemore/AP Photo)
Laynce Nix could be out of the Phillies lineup for a few more weeks. (John Bazemore/AP Photo)

Laynce Nix is eligible to return from the disabled list Friday, but he only recently began walking without substantial pain. He is looking at a recovery time of weeks, not days.

Nix was diagnosed with a Grade 2 left calf strain. He has yet to run and just starting doing some exercise on a stationary bike.

"It's a pretty good tear," Nix said. "It's unfortunate."

Nix was quite productive at the plate before the injury. In 22 games (51 plate appearances), he hit .326 with a .979 OPS. In the 14 games he started, he had seven extra-base hits with a .317 batting average.

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He signed a two-year, $2.5 million deal in the winter.

Jimmy Rollins suffered a Grade 2 calf strain in 2010 and missed a total of 56 games with the injury.

"It's going to be longer than the 15 days," Nix said.


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