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Utley Set for Exercise After Concussion



    Utley Set for Exercise After Concussion
    PHILADELPHIA , PA - SEPTEMBER 07: Umpire Jerry Meals #41 looks at Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies after being hit in the head by a pitch with catcher Brian McCann #16 of the Atlanta Braves looking on at Citizens Bank Park on September 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Brave 3-2.(Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

    Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is symptom-free and cleared to exercise following a concussion sustained Wednesday when he was hit in the head by a pitch.

    The Phillies plan for Utley to workout on Saturday and Sunday and undergo additional impact testing on Monday before another doctor's visit.

    Utley was initially foggy in the aftermath of being hit by Braves reliever Eric O'Flaherty. Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock says Utley has been without symptoms since, but is not expected to rejoin the team in Houston.

    Proefrock says Utley's progress has been “very positive” and the team plans to be cautious with the five-time All-Star.

    Utley is hitting .262 with 10 homers and 41 RBIs in 88 games.

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