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Phillies reliever Brad Lidge has minor knee surgery

Philadelphia Phillies closer Bran Lidge had what was reported as minor arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday. He is expected to be sidelined for 10-14 days before he can continue his off season conditioning workouts. It is unknown at this time if he will be ready when Pitchers and catchers report to Clearwater on Feb 17th or if he will be ready on opening day.

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The surgery was performed by Phillies team physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti at the Rothman Instisute at Thomas Jefferson University Hosipital, to remove loose bodies in his knee.

According to Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr was quoted as saying "Lidge felt a discomfort in his knee while rehabbing is elbow." The Phillies then gave Lidge an MRI and decided to go ahead with what Amaro called "exploratory surgery on the knee" in which Dr. Ciccotti trimmed some loose cartilage and took out a loose body or two.

Lidge who converted just 31 of his 42 save opportunities in 2009, after going 41 for 41 in save chances and leading the Phillies to the 2008 World Series title.




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