Just a quick update on Phillies closer Brad Lidge.
Phillies physician Michael Ciccotti examined Lidge today in Philadelphia. He said Lidge did not need his third MRI examination since late April – Lidge had a MRI in late April and another about 10 days ago, Ruben Amaro Jr. estimated — although he gave him a cortisone shot. That is Lidge’s second cortisone shot since late April.
Ciccotti also said while Lidge has inflammation in the knee joint, there are no signs of structural damage. In fact, Ciccotti said the knee has improved since the last time he examined him.
Lidge is expected to begin a rehab process beginning tomorrow in New York.