Jimmy Rollins diagnosed with deep bone bruise, may be headed for DL

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As recently as yesterday Jimmy Rollins indicated that his injured right knee was feeling better, but an MRI exam revealed a deep bone bruise and Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Phillies shortstop may be bound for the disabled list if things don’t improve within the next 48 hours.

According to Gelb “the MRI showed bruising on both his patella and another bone near his right kneecap.” Or as general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. put it: “He got himself pretty good.”

Wilson Valdez, who filled in for an injured Rollins for much of last season and then subbed for an injured Chase Utley this year, will again be the primary replacement at shortstop.