Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

More good news for the Phillies, as Carlos Ruiz is recovering from his latest concussion at a glacial pace. According to the Inquirer:

“Ruiz did not travel with the team. He is eligible to be activated Friday from the 7-day disabled list, but that will not happen. He is under the supervision of doctors in Philadelphia. They have administered the industry-standard IMPACT test on Ruiz.

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg described Ruiz’s recovery as a ‘slow process.’

‘He’s failing those tests,’ Sandberg said. ‘He still gets the dizziness and the eye sensation to brightness.'”

The Inky goes on to point out that Ruiz missed 20 games due to a concussion in 2010, and there’s apparently no reason to believe he won’t miss just as many (or more) with this one. For the Phillies, who are now eleven games under .500, there should be no rush to get him back. And really, is there any better metaphor for this team than the most (or 2nd most) beloved player sidelined because he was hit by a curveball?