Altherr described the injury, which he sustained while diving for a line drive off the bat of Braves leadoff hitter Ender Inciarte, as "not even close" to the right wrist injury that he sustained in the Arizona Fall League two years ago that required surgery.
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Despite feeling sore, Altherr remained in Friday's game for the balance of the first inning -- he was forced to chase down a double by Erick Aybar on the following at-bat -- but he exited after the Phillies returned to the dugout.
"I wasn't real comfortable playing on it, and it's still early in Spring Training. I didn't want to risk anything," said Altherr.
Michael Kolligian is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.