Explaining Brad Lidge?

Buried at the very end of an update that's mostly about the Phillies exploring replacements for Pedro Feliz -- due $5 million if he's a Phillie again next season -- is this tiny item:

    Closer Brad Lidge is scheduled to have his right elbow examined today, said Amaro. Lidge might have “loose bodies” in the elbow, the same issue that sidelined lefthander Scott Eyre in September.

If it turns out that Lidge was pitching hurt all season, someone should be fired.

Won't these people ever learn?