Lidge Opts With Cortisone

Brad Lidge is relieved the injury to his elbow is minor. All he needed was a cortisone shot after the Phillies’ team physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti and a renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews looked at the MRI and concluded that was the necessary treatment. Lidge is also expected to avoid any rehab and return off … Continue reading Lidge Opts With Cortisone

Blanton Out 3-6 Weeks

Todd Zolecki reported on Twitter than Joe Blanton will be out three-to-six weeks with a mild oblique strain he suffered throwing a bull pen session yesterday. Michael Ciccotti, the team physician said it’s less severe than similar injuries but three weeks is the earliest Blanton will be back. He will probably be placed on the 30-day DL … Continue reading Blanton Out 3-6 Weeks

Lidge Needs Shot; Rollins Goes For Record

As was the hot concern over Brad Lidge’s lack of velocity heated up, Todd Zolecki found out the reason why: Lidge had inflammation on the outside of his elbow and received a cortisone shot. Physician Michael Ciccotti said he doesn’t require an MRI nor is there any structural damage: “Coming into Spring Training every year Brad has some lateral … Continue reading Lidge Needs Shot; Rollins Goes For Record