Report: Chase Utley due back Thursday

Updated: September 15, 2011, 12:29 PM ET
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Second baseman Chase Utley is expected to return to the Philadelphia Phillies' lineup Thursday, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Utley has missed the last seven games with a mild concussion after being hit in the head by Atlanta's Eric O'Flaherty last Wednesday. Utley has twice passed Impact tests, which measure the level of a concussion, according to the Inquirer.

The team cleared Utley to exercise Saturday. Utley was foggy in the aftermath of being hit. ...

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