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Allen Craig has “a nice jog” for first time since knee surgery

Feb 27, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

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Allen Craig still has a long road back from knee surgery, but today he ran for the first time since having screws inserted into his kneecap in November.

“I was able to pick up the pace to a nice jog,” Craig told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. “It wasn’t a run or a sprint, but it was a good jog.”

Craig still hasn’t been cleared to resume baseball activities and seems unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, but the Cardinals haven’t ruled that out yet.

Once healthy he’ll likely return in a part-time role, as the Cardinals signed Carlos Beltran to essentially replace Albert Pujols in the lineup and also have Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman at left field and first base.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Um…he knows now that he’ll need surgery, without any of the 162 MLB games played? Shouldn’t he get that fixed now before it gets worse?

    • jimbo1949 - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

      Wrong thread?

    • umrguy42 - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:41 PM

      …He *did* get it fixed. In November. Hence the recovery now.

    • cintiphil - Feb 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM

      Read the first two sentences again and read your comment.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 29, 2012 at 11:01 AM

      My bad, guys. Internet troubles yesterday. Didn’t see the whole thing.

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