Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Utley's concussion is mild

MILWAUKEE -- The news on Chase Utley's concussion was positive for the Phillies.

Utley's concussion is mild

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Chase Utley suffered a mild concussion after taking a pitch to the helmet on Wednesday. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Chase Utley suffered a mild concussion after taking a pitch to the helmet on Wednesday. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

MILWAUKEE -- The news on Chase Utley's concussion was positive for the Phillies.

Utley was examined by specialist Rob Franks, who administered an ImPACT test to determine the severity of the concussion. The results were close to Utley's baseline sample taken at the beginning of spring training.

That means the concussion is mild and Utley was cleared to begin light exercises Saturday. He will continue those until Monday, when he'll take another ImPACT test. At that point, the Phillies will have a better idea when Utley can return.

He'll almost certainly miss the remainder of the road trip, but this is viewed as good news. It doesn't appear the injury will keep him sidelined for much beyond Wednesday.

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"It's positive," Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said. "Very positive. Good news. We're going to be very cautious, obviously. But it seems like he's making progress. We'll make sure he's 100 percent before we get him back on the field."

Proefrock said Utley is not currently experiencing any symptoms of the concussion. He never had headaches. He was removed from last Wednesday's game because "he felt a little foggy," Proefrock said.


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