Chase_utley_kneeIt's not good

Be concerned. Ladies and gentlemen, Chase Utley: 

The past week, I’ve been doing a lot of different things to try to alleviate the pain in my knee. And it hasn’t gone as well as I would have liked. Yesterday, I had a cortisone shot in my knee, just to try to get some of the inflammation out.


How's that for a gut punch on this lovely Saturday morning? From "general body soreness" to "cortisone shot," Chase Utley's health has gone from questionable to very concerning. Since we were first informed of Utley's tendinitis last Sunday, there has been no progression in his knee. And now the prognosis seems a little less clear. When asked if last week's MRI revealed any structural damage and if it could be anything more than tendinitis, Ruben Amaro said: [Delco Times]

"We feel it's patellar tendinitis. Could it be more than that? Perhaps. Right now, that’s what we have."

Amaro was asked if the MRI Utley had a week ago revealed structural damage.

"Not really," the GM said. "Again, we’re in a position right now where we’re just trying to calm down some of the pain he’s having there and if we can get him over the hump we’ll get him on the field."


Not all that convincing, Rube. Little different tune than last Sunday. Then again, we've come a long way since "body soreness," haven't we?

More Chase:

[I’ve never had it] this long. I’ve had it in terms of pain here and there, but this is kinda lingering longer than it has in the past. With that said, there is a little bit level of concern,but I think we’re doing the right things to try to get it better.


With that said, I'm worried.