Lidge Re-Injures Knee on First Pitch

Here we go again.  Apparently Brad Lidge caught a spike in the mound on his first pitch of batting practice Saturday and hurt the same knee he had surgery on in October.

Brad Lidge

Our biggest offseason acquisition, limped off the field after talking with team trainers. The team said it hoped to know more about the extent of the injury Sunday.

“It was my push off leg,” Lidge said. “I caught my spike in the mound. I threw the pitch but it felt like I pulled something in the knee. … It swelled up a little, but I’m optimistic that I just pulled some scar tissue loose.”

“We’ll find out more tomorrow,” manager Charlie Manuel said of Lidge’s injury. “We’ll go from there and we’re waiting to see how it feels [Sunday]. He was in the stretch and threw one pitch and did it. He threw another and it still hurt him.”

Updates as they come.

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