Chase Utley Taking Baby Steps in His Recovery, Could Start Jogging!

Chase_utley_runWe can rebuild him

UPDATE: Amaro now says that Utley is not any closer to jogging. Basically, there's no update on him other than he's "literally day-to-day."

Next up: Potty all by himself!

Ken Rosenthal reports that Ruben Amaro said Chase Utley could start jogging in a few days. It's come to this.

Take it, Kenny: []

"If he starts running, that’s a big step," Amaro said. "He hasn’t even jogged. He’s done some underwater stuff. But we haven’t gotten him to run normal resistance. Once he does that, it (his return) could happen fast. But it might take a while for him to get there."

Once Utley can run at full speed without pain, he could progress quickly to a rehabilitation assignment, Amaro said. He is taking ground balls in addition to batting practice, and the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that he showed his most movement yet on Sunday, going to his right on flips to second base and going down on one knee.

"If we stay in this thing, hold our own offensively, it’s like making a trade, like getting a quality bat in the middle of the year. I don’t have a whole lot of flexibility to do much of anything else."


Sooooo… what you're telling me is that there is a chance Chasey could quite possibly begin jogging, which will eventually lead to running and, in turn, his eventual return to the lineup once he's completely healed. So we'll see him… tomorrow?

Pump the brakes, folks (not you, Chase).

H/T to Justin

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8 Responses

  1. Well I guess its a step how come ever day the time table for Utley changes… we have millions of dollars invested in Utley and doctors for the team and no one can give a decent timeline?… heck give me the job I can guess wrong time lines too and ill do it for cheaper

  2. So, at this breakneck pace, Chase should be ready for action by, say, June….2013.

  3. in response, doctors don’t ever have an exact timeline. everything is different. it’s like troubleshooting a car you’ve seen a million times, but the same sound can mean entirely different problems. i still think surgery shoulda just happened, but if/when he makes it back this season, i definitely foresee surgery immediately at the close of the season. We all know chase utley is one tough nut so i’d almost expect him to be out there, but it’s a waiting game. and no, Ian J., you can’t afford malpractice insurance i’m sure.

  4. This is very good news. We will survive without Chase in the regular season, but we must have him full strength for the second half into the post season. GET WELL CHASE!

  5. I believe it’s jogging or yogging. It might be a soft J. I’m not sure but apparently you just run for an extended period of time. It’s supposed to be wild.

  6. werent we all hellbent over having utley “back in one piece” for the playoffs last year? well he was back and i guess healthy..he went 7-33..ONE HR…are we sure utley is EVER going to be the same?

  7. I came here to post the Anchorman quote but Bobby Mac already has it covered. I’m Ron Burgundy?

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