Utley could be out until June following hip surgery

Updated: November 20, 2008, 7:20 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

If the Philadelphia Phillies weren't aware before Thursday of how hard it can be to repeat, the World Series champs know that now.

The team announced Thursday that second baseman Chase Utley will need right hip surgery that potentially could keep him out until the first week of June.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Thursday that the team expects Utley to be "fairly close to ready, if not ready, by Opening Day." But Amaro also conceded the team won't ...

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