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Phillies hope to know more about Utley soon

Phillies hope to know more about Utley soon

Phillies hope to know more about Utley soon
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Domonic Brown's right hand is a bad break, but the clock is ticking on Chase Utley's right knee.

Utley received a cortisone injection into the knee on Friday to potentially alleviate the patellar tendinitis that has plagued him for weeks. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Sunday morning at Bright House Field that the club hopes to know if the shot worked within 24 to 48 hours.

It would seem troubling if the shot does not work. The Phillies initially prescribed rest following an MRI exam on Feb. 26, but Utley's knee never improved. The Phillies took the next step with the injection. If the shot fails, it could mean there is something more than tendinitis.

"Could it be more than that?" Amaro said. "Perhaps. Right now that's what we have."

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Utley has been able to take batting practice, but has been unable to run or take fielding practice for more than a week.

"It's just kind of a step-by-step process at this point," Utley said Saturday. "The whole goal for me is to try to get this fixed as soon as possible, but also keep it in perspective. I've got to keep it right for the long haul as well. I feel like we're making the right progression. We'll see how it goes."

But if there's no improvement, then what?

"Those are things we'll have to discuss at that time, but they said it would take two, three or four days to kick in and see how it goes from there," Utley said. "We'll know more after three or four days."

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