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Hideki Matsui’s Knees Still Bothering Him

Published by on April 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

From the department of “I saw that one coming.”

According to Tyler Kepner of the NY Times, Hideki Matsui’s surgically repaired knees are not 100 percent. This has already caused him to miss games last week against the Tampa Rays and it is possible that 2009 could be a repeat of his 2008 campaign.

"It is clear this will probably be an issue all season. Matsui did not start the last two games at Tampa Bay, and after one game as the starting designated hitter, he is back on the bench.

"Matsui is only 34 years old, but all those years of playing every game on the artificial turf of the Tokyo Dome are taking their toll. It is troubling that even after operations on both knees since l...

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