This Celebration Did Not Injure Lidge's Knee
Phillies fans are concerned.
Why is his knee bothering him?
How did he injure it?
Some Phillies fans discovered a Rocky Mountain News story from the offseason, when Lidge talked about the pile up following the World Series-clinching strikeout in Game 5 at Citizens Bank Park. Lidge said: “All of a sudden, I felt like my knee did something weird. So after about 5, 10 seconds at the bottom of the pile, I was like, ‘All right, get up.’ Like the joy was over, and my knee felt it was about to give.”
Lidge smiled when asked about those comments and his knee injury today at Citi Field.
“Underneath that pile my knee definitely did feel like it was up around my head somehow,” he said. “And for a couple seconds I was a little worried. But everybody got off. I walked it off afterward. I wouldn’t be able to have worked out all winter and all Spring Training and not have felt it at all and all of a sudden have it come back if that’s what happened.”
So no pops or blow outs in the pile?
“No, nothing like that,” he said. “That’s definitely not what caused this.”
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