Astros' Lidge has surgery to repair torn cartilage in knee

Updated: October 1, 2007, 5:28 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Astros closer Brad Lidge had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee on Monday.

Team physician Dr. David Lintner operated at The Methodist Hospital, and the Astros said the 30-year-old reliever should be ready for the start of spring training in mid-February.

The 30-year-old should be ready for the start of spring training in February. He was 5-3 and converted 19 of 27 save opportunities in 66 appearances this season.


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