I have this fear that Chase Utley’s “mild concussion” is going to play out like Adam Banks’ wrist injury in DII: The Mighty Ducks and we’re going to see b-roll of a forlorn Charlie Manuel standing in the clubhouse staring at Utley has he tries – unsuccessfully – to turn his wrist pass an ImPACT test before Game 1 of the World Series.
Ruben Amaro via Jim Salisbury:
“He’s going to be re-examined on Saturday,” Amaro said. “If the test goes well, he could go ahead and meet the team in Houston on Monday. But I don’t expect him to play the next two series just so we can be cautious. That’s my guess.”
“It’s very mild, we think it’s very slight, but it’s a concussion nonetheless,” Amaro said. “Chase is already feeling better. He’s getting some rest. We’ll know more Saturday.”
Like Paul Holmren, Ruben Amaro lies.
Utley may be just fine… but he also has a concussion, an unpredictable injury that can go away just as easily as it can linger for two months. Of course, if this ridiculous analogy does play out the way it's supposed to, we can fully expect Utley to just wake up one morning with no pain. Right, Adam?