Chase Utley Not Making Trip With Team, May Have Mild Concussion
Uh oh. Just what was not needed.
For the second year in a row, the Braves came into Citizens Bank Park in contention in September, and, for the second year in a row, they got swept. Of course, that fact is tempered a bit by the news on Chase Utley, who was hit in the back of the head by Eric O'Flaherty in the sixth inning.
Utley very clearly asked umpire Jerry Meals "what happened." I've never been hit in the back of the head with a 91 mph fastball, but I'd imagine if you don't know what happened, that's not good.
Charlie Manuel told reporters Utley had “headaches” and “was alright in the dugout after until he went on the field and was standing up.”
Also not good.
Ruben Amaro said Utley would be out at least two games and, without calling it a concussion, said the medical staff think it’s minor.
Utley didn’t make the trip to Milwaukee with the team and will be evaluated tomorrow.
Not good. Not good at all.