Rollins day to day with right patella contusion

Rollins day to day with right patella contusion

PITTSBURGH -- Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins fouled a ball off his knee in the first inning of Saturday night's game against the Pirates and was removed in the third inning with a right patella contusion. He was listed as day to day but said it might be a "couple days" before he could play.

Leading off the game, Rollins fouled a Charlie Morton pitch off his knee and had to have the trainer look at it before resuming the at-bat.

Rollins wound up hitting a double and eventually scored the Phillies' first run of the game.

Rollins continued to experience discomfort and was finally removed by manager Charlie Manuel after the top of the third. He was replaced by Wilson Valdez.

After the game, the Phillies listed Rollins, who was limping noticeably, as day to day.

"It will be a couple days in my mind," Rollins said. "I don't think it will be a DL thing, not at this moment."