Galvis to get second opinion on back injury

Galvis to get second opinion on back injury

Galvis to get second opinion on back injury
BALTIMORE -- The Phillies got bad news Friday on Freddy Galvis.

Tests revealed Galvis, who the Phillies placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, might have a pars fracture in his back. He will get a second opinion next week, but if the initial prognosis is confirmed, the Phillies said Galvis could miss a considerable amount of time.

"It's serious," Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said. "From what I understand, it's a minimum of at least six weeks in a brace."

Galvis might have injured the back on a swing Wednesday or an acrobatic catch during the same game. But Proefrock also said Galvis might have suffered a back injury during winter ball, which might have been a factor in the injury.