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Injury Update: Galvis In A Brace For Three Weeks

Phillies 2B Freddy Galvis. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

The final word is in for Freddy Galvis, and of course, it isn’t good news.

The rookie second baseman will be in a back brace for the next three weeks, being diagnosed with a pars fracture in his lower back.

“We’re going to reexamine him and see where we’re at,” Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan said earlier today. “Based on his symptoms and that kind of stuff, we might be able to begin some stuff with him exericise-wise, but we really won’t know a lot more until we get to that time period. The biggest thing right now is just trying to get him comfortable, make him feel better and try to get this thing to heal.”

Sheridan also said that it’s too early to see if Galvis’ season is in jeopardy or not. But for now, it’s a process.

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Galvis Could Miss Significant Time

The Phillies win last night was dampened by some more rough news on the injury front.

Rookie second baseman Freddy Galvis, who went on the DL with a back strain a couple days ago, has been diagnosed with a pars fracture in his back.

The fracture is potentially serious and could keep Galvis out of the Phillies lineup for an extended period of time this season. In fact, Galvis could land himself in a back brace for the next six weeks.

Other players who have missed time with a similar injury last season include David Wright (67 days) and Clay Buchholz (103 days).

Galvis is hitting .226 with three home runs, 24 RBIs and a team-high 15 doubles.

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