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X-rays negative on Lester's knee

Updated: September 26, 2009, 2:16 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Jon Lester fell to the mound, struck near the right knee by a line drive off the bat of Melky Cabrera. His head back and eyes closed, he was in great pain.

Trainers from both teams went to the mound. After about 2 minutes, Lester hobbled off with the assistance of Red Sox trainer Paul Lessard, and David Ortiz helped him down the dugout steps.

"It looked terrible; it sounded terrible," Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona said.

It turned out to be not so bad.

X-rays ...

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