Victorino Joins Long List Of Injured Phillies

ATLANTA (CBS/AP) — Philadelphia’s injury list was far too long for Charlie Manuel before Shane Victorino joined the line.

Now the Phillies’ manager is left to hope the team’s latest injury is not serious.

Victorino left Saturday’s game with the Atlanta Braves in the eighth inning with a sore right hamstring and will not play in Sunday’s final game of the series, according to manager Manuel.

“We’ve got guys falling like flies,” Manuel said.

The Phillies already are without second baseman Chase Utley, closer Brad Lidge, outfielder Domonic Brown and right-hander Roy Oswalt.

The Phillies do not believe Victorino’s injury will force him to the disabled list.

“It’s sore, but I don’t think it’s that bad,” Victorino said.

The Phillies’ center fielder said he’s never had a hamstring injury but hopes he’ll be back in the lineup after a couple days off.

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  • Extremely Concerned Fan

    You know, I woke up this morning with a stiff back. With some good stretching and proper exercise, I plan on doing a full hour of cardio today. Not to mention my hamstring that keeps tugging at me from time-to-time. I’m 31 and rarely do I feel 100% pain free these days. I can almost guarantee that with a few million in my pocket, I will swim the English channel with two broken legs. Come on Victorino! Put some Icey Hot on it and get back out there! where’s Cal when you need him!

  • grumpy

    Why does there seem to be so much “rust” in these players? Are we seeing the aging of this team? It’s ashame to be waisting the talents of the pitching staff that this team has built.

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