Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Brandon Marsh left Tuesday night’s game with what looked like a nasty knee injury. The recently acquired outfielder attempted to rob a Jonathan India home run and came down awkwardly, buckling his left knee in the process. Marsh was helped to his feet and gingerly left the field on his own power.
Marsh told the assembled media that he was “very optimistic” and his “spirits are high.”
The outfielder underwent an MRI on Tuesday night in Cincinnati and the early indications are Marsh suffered a bone bruise. The images will be further evaluated on Wednesday to confirm the assesment.
Phillies manager Rob Thomson said no roster move would be made prior to Wednesday’s 12:35 PM first pitch in the finale of the Reds series. Marsh will be evaluated on Friday before the Phillies face the New York Mets in a huge weekend series at Citizens Bank Park.