Galvis In Brace 3 Weeks, Out Longer

Doctors in New York concurred that Freddy Galvis has a pars fracture in his lower back.

He will be in a brace for the next three weeks.

“Then we’re going to reexamine him and see where we’re at,” Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan said before tonight’s game against the Twins at Target Field. “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 said it is too early to say how much time Galvis will miss, but it should be a significant period of time.

“It’s hard to just go, oh, the season is over,” Sheridan said. “I think a lot just depends on how he responds after the first three weeks.”

Galvis, whose L45 vertebrae is fractured, has had some back issues in the past, most recently in Winter Ball. But he just recently developed the full fracture.

“It’s not an uncommon injury in baseball,” Sheridan said. “You want to treat it appropriately. If you let these go they can progress into other problems.”

Asked if this could bother Galvis in the future, Sheridan said, “I don’t think so. I think it probably changes the way he approaches things going forward.”

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Given how honest and forthcoming the Phillies have been with injuries in the past, I’ll be surprised if Freddy plays again this season.

I think by the time he is out of the brace we will be officially going through the motions for the last couple of months. I’d rather shut him down for the year and get that to heal properly as I think he is a valuable piece of our rebuilding and future.

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