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Lester gives the Red Sox a scare

Sep 26, 2009, 1:55 PM EST

Jon Lester gave Red Sox fans quite a
scare on Friday night when he took a Melky Cabrera line drive off the
inside of his right knee. He looked to be in considerable pain,
crumpling to the ground before limping back to the dugout. Similar
comebackers have knocked Roy Halladay (leg) and Brad Bergesen (shin)
out for the year in recent seasons.




However, X-rays on the knee came
back negative and Lester was diagnosed with a contusion on his right
quadriceps. In fact, things were looking so good on Saturday morning
that
the Red Sox are now optimistic that he can make his next scheduled start against the Indians on Thursday:



“We’ll monitor him the next couple days,” Francona said. “This time
of year, they don’t always throw a side, anyway. So that doesn’t
necessarily get in the way. And we’re certainly not going to let him
pitch if he’s hobbling around out there. But he doesn’t necessarily
have to do a side day tomorrow, either. He looked pretty good. He’s
doing alright.”

The Red Sox would like to keep Lester on his regular schedule, but
they will make an adjustment to his preparation for the postseason if
the contusion on his right quadriceps demands it.

If he makes his Thursday start, as
scheduled, he would line up perfectly to start Game One of the ALDS,
most likely against the Angels, on Wednesday, Oct. 7 or Thursday, Oct.
8.

  1. hop - Sep 26, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    Who cares about Lester? He’s a piece of trash and a HGH cheat using cancer as a excuse. Screw him and his family and everyone who lives in baston!

  2. Cartaphilus - Sep 26, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    Even the team that hit Lester has more class than you do, Hop. They at least gave Lester a round of applause when he made it up and off the field. But then again, ‘class’ and Yankees fan’ aren’t two things you often hear in the same sentence…

  3. hop - Sep 27, 2009 at 1:22 AM

    Don’t like it cartapouohaouoieuroe? Too f’in bad! And dont even talk about class as that word doesnt even exist in baston that big cesspool that it is!

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