Lidge Out, Day-to-Day
Phillies closer Brad Lidge could not pitch the ninth inning tonight in a 13-11 victory over the Nationals because of inflammation in his right knee.
Lidge had surgery performed on the knee twice before the 2008 season, which makes this something definitely worth watching. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Lidge had a MRI recently and there is no structural damage.
Manuel said Lidge is day-to-day.
“Based on the MRI, I’m not overly concerned,” Lidge said. “It didn’t show any tears. I’m concerned on a small level because it’s not feeling great.”
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