Middle infielders have been taking a beating this season with many of the top names having injury issues at some point in time.  Let’s get an update on some of the players currently nursing injuries:

  • Chase Utley – According to Matt Geleb of The Philadelphia Inquirer (click here for the article), Chase Utley “had surgery to repair a severely torn ligament in his right thumb Thursday.”   Ultimately, he’s expected to be in a splint for five weeks and won’t return to the Phillies lineup for at least eight weeks.  There’s hope he could return sooner, as Utley has recovered from injuries earlier than expected in the past.  Still, no matter how you slice it, fantasy rosters are going to be handcuffed for the next several weeks and possibly for two months or more.
  • Troy Tulowitzki – Troy Renck of The Denver Post (click here for the article) is reporting that “An X-Ray this week showed that the chipped bone is not moving, which represents good news. It’s healing on schedule. As such, Tulo only has to wear a brace at night.”  We’ll just have to wait and see what happens, but it’s nice to hear that things are progressing as expected.
  • Jose Reyes – He remains out of action due to “an injury to his right side” according to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY (click here for the article).  The injury is being compared to Angel Pagan’s, who has been in and out of the lineup for the past seven games or so.  Reyes isn’t expected to return before Saturday, when the Mets take on Stephen Strasburg.  Those in daily leagues can adjust your lineups accordingly, but after last season problems, expect the Mets to proceed extremely cautiously.

What are your thoughts on this news?  If you are looking for potential replacements, make sure to check out Will Overton’s article by clicking here.



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