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Lidge Has Third Surgery of Offseason

The Phillies have announced that Brad Lidge had arthroscopic (right) knee surgery on Wednesday. It is his third procedure this offseason. In early November Lidge had bone fragments removed from his throwing elbow and had a tendon repaired in his hip.

Head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan told the media that Lidge is expected to begin a throwing program in about 10 days. Lidge spent time on the disabled list last season due to issues with this same knee. It is possible that he could miss opening day, but Sheridan did not think it would push Lidge back very far.

Other writers and phans are all about reminding others that Lidge was not ready for opening day in 2008, but went on to be perfect in 48 save opportunites. Perhaps this is a sign of great things to come. Hopefully...


Here are a few links to complete your Phillies news today...

Spring training tickets went on sale today. You can purchase them at this link.

Bill Baer over at CrashburnAlley has details on why he'll be rooting for Brett Myers the Astro. Click here to check that out.

The Fightins had a more mature take on Brett Myers' assertion that he hopes to stick it to the Phillies than I had. Check that out here.

The guys at We Should Be GM's have a fresh video presentation on the newest hero from Sweden...Chase Utley. Here is the link for that.

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