Brandon Phillips out five days with elbow that “looks like a balloon”

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Brandon Phillips was hit on the elbow by a pitch last night and posted the following note on Twitter when he woke up this morning:

Woke up today and my elbow looks like a ballon… Can’t fully extend it!!!! I think I need an XRay… Please don’t let it be broken #Pray4Me

X-rays showed nothing broken, but Phillips later tweeted that he’s been diagnosed with “traumatic lateral epicondylitis” and “contusion to lateral extensor mechanism.”

He expects to miss five days, but we’ll pass along any more updates he posts on Twitter in the meantime.