Phillies second baseman Chase Utley did not join the team's flight to Milwaukee and will miss at least Thursday's game against the Brewers, if not more, after being hit in the head by a Eric O'Flaherty pitch in the sixth inning of the Phillies' 3-2 victory over the Braves at Citizens Bank Park.
Utley stayed in the game, but was pulled after he complained of a headache in the seventh inning. Utley was expected to see the team's doctor and a concussion specialist after the game. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told reporters Utley would undergo concussion exams on Friday.
"As I told Chase, we're not going to mess with the heart and we're not going to mess with the head," Amaro said (CSNPhilly.com). "When you get a 90-mph fastball off the melon, you have to be cautious about it. he's going to be out at least a couple of days."
As a result, Amaro said the team would activate shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the disabled list "for emergency purposes." Rollins has been on the DL since Aug. 21 with a strained groin.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @eyeonbaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.