The San Francisco Giants got a Spring Training scare this past week when starting pitcher Tim Lincecum was drilled by a comebacker in the leg.
X-ray’s on the Freak were thankfully negative, so nothing was broken – though that didn’t mean Lincecum was completely out of the woods given the pain he was in.
That said, it’s expected that Lincecum will be ready to make his season debut as scheduled.
A day after taking a sharp liner off the inside of his left knee, Lincecum anticipated making his scheduled start Thursday in Arizona. He was diagnosed with a bruise after x-rays were negative.
“I’ve got to listen to them,” Lincecum said of Giants trainers, “but right now I feel I should be fine.”
He has been seen walking without a limp, so it appears disaster was avoided for both Lincecum and San Francisco.
Assuming there are no issues, Lincecum will debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.