Placido Polanco Injury Update: Ankle, Not Knee, Reason For Absence

For the last three games, including Sunday's season finale against the Boston Red Sox, the Philadelphia Phillies have been without their third basemen Placido Polanco. Originally, it was thought Polanco was out because of his knee, but the new member of the 2,000-hit club said Sunday it was his ankle giving him issues.

"They keep saying knee. I don’t have anything in my knee," he said. "I have a mild sprained ankle. I don’t know why people keep saying knee."

Polanco, 36, fouled three balls off himself on Monday, the game in which he had his 2,000th career hit. He said after that game he had fouled one off his calf, one off his knee and one off his ankle.

The third basemen said he hopes to return to the lineup on Monday, when Philly begins a three-game series against the visiting Washington Nationals.

Stick with this storystream for updates from Philadelphia's three game series against the Red Sox, and check out The Good Phight for all your analysis needs. If you're a Boston fan,Over The Monster has you covered.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.