Asked how he felt on Saturday afternoon, Fowler said, "Better. I'm sure I'll be all right. I'll live."
Rockies manager Walt Weiss held Fowler out of the lineup and not simply for precautionary reasons.
"He's sore enough that it was pretty clear-cut for me," Weiss said.
Weiss expected Fowler would be "pretty sore" on Saturday.
"He's doing OK," Weiss said. "I don't think it'll be too long. But we're going to keep him out of there [Saturday]."
Jack Etkin is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.