Utley hurts foot, x-rays show no fracture

Chase Utley follows through on a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

This is not good news for the Phillies, but it could have been worse.  When Chase Utley fouled a ball off of his right foot in the third inning of Friday’s game, he reacted in characteristic fashion, telling no one how badly it hurt. After the game, though, the pain and swelling were enough to warrant disclosure to manager Charlie Manuel.

Utley is not in the lineup tonight (Miguel Cairo is at second), after x-rays showed no fracture, according to Manuel. “He fouled a ball off his foot and it’s swollen up,” the manager said. “He's going to be out today. We'll see how it is tomorrow. Hit it right off his bone, man. If he’d have told me during the game, I might have done something about it…It’s hurting today."

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