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Outlook on Utley's knee injury isn't good

Updated: March 9, 2011, 5:45 PM ET
By Stephania Bell

The Philadelphia Phillies issued a statement from team physician Michael Cicotti on Wednesday regarding the health of Chase Utley, and it contained several ominous sounding words: patellar tendinitis, chondromalacia and bone inflammation. But what does it all mean for their star second baseman?

A closer look at the medical terms tells us that Utley is dealing with a complex issue with three contributing elements. Patellar tendinitis, literally speaking, refers to inflammation ...

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