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Lester hopes to make next start

Updated: September 26, 2009, 11:49 PM ET
By Pedro Gomez | ESPN

About 16 hours after being struck by a stinging line drive on his right knee, Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox were relieved that his knee is responding well to the medical treatment.

"It's still attached, so we're going in the right direction,'' Lester joked. "It's not swollen too bad. As of now I'm planning to make my next start. I would like to get up on the mound again.''

Manager Terry Francona was equally encouraged by Lester's progress on Saturday.

"All ...

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