Chase Utley was having problems with this tendinitis during the off season. Why didn’t the Phillies do something about it? That’s a question we may be asking for a long time.
When are Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. or Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel going to sit down with Utley and tell him that he’ll have to undergo surgery on his knee? Is it going to be totally up to him, even if he misses the entire season?
How many additional opinions are they going to get before they do the surgery?
Are we going to have Utley start missing games?
I know Utley said he’s going to guard the rest of his career as he’s trying to come back from this injury, but at some point he’s going to have to face the consequences. The longer they wait the more games he’s going to miss.
“We’re doing everything we possibly can to have him not get into a surgery,” Amaro said. “Until we stop seeing progress, then we’ll continue to exhaust all those possibilities.”
I wonder what he means by progress. It sounds like when they surgery, they’re thinking he could miss most of season, which tells us they should have done it earlier.
“We don’t know,” Amaro said. “Again, the risk of having surgery kind of outweighs trying to exhaust all these other possibilities. I think that’s what Chase prefers, and I think that’s what we prefer.”