Brad Lidge Hurt

Saturday, February 23, 2008 ·

Phillies closer, Brad Lidge, limped off the field this morning after he caught his spike in the mound while throwing live batting practice.

Lidge had just started to throw batting practice when he stopped after he threw a pitch. Manager Charlie Manuel, pitching coach Rich Dubee and athletic trainer Scott Sheridan conferred with Lidge on the mound. Lidge then limped back into the Phillies' clubhouse with Sheridan.
Apparently, the injury is not serious, but Lidge did feel some irritation in his right knee, which he had surgery on to repair torn cartilage. He has previously said that the knee is not 100%, but he'd be able to pitch opening day.

If Lidge happens to miss anytime, you have to assume that Tom Gordon would return to the closer role and not Brett Myers. A Lidge injury would put a huge dent in the already incredibly thin Phillies pitching staff.


Rich said...
February 25, 2008 at 2:15 PM  

Isn't that our bad luck?!!

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