Reds’ Phillips Passes Concussion Test

Heading into the 2015 season, if one word could sum up the key to success for the Cincinnati Reds it would be health. The Reds had a pretty dismal 2014 season as Joey Votto played in 62 games with a knee injury and Brandon Phillips missed some playing time with a broken bone in his right hand. So far, so good, minus the lack of Homer Bailey.

Tuesday night provided a scare for Reds’ fans as Brandon Phillips and Starlin Castro collided and Castro fell on Phillips as he went from first to third. Phillips was taken out of the game with light-headedness and went through the protocol for a concussion test. Phillips passed his concussion test and it appears the Reds are hopeful he can be back in the lineup Wednesday evening as the team finishes up a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs before making a trip this weekend to St. Louis to face the Cardinals.

Good news that Phillips is okay, but do not be surprised to see him out of the lineup Wednesday to give him an extra day off.

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