Lance Berkman knee issue lingering
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Lance Berkman hasn't swung a bat since slipping down a staircase late Thursday night, but the Texas Rangers' designated hitter said he doesn't think he'll need to go on the disabled list.
Galloway and Company
Eric Nadel joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Rangers and give an update on Lance Berkman.
Berkman, who was not in the lineup against the Cincinnati Reds, said he didn't think he'd be available, even as a pinch hitter, on Sunday.
Berkman has been dealing with soreness in his right knee since the fall happened after the Rangers' arrival back from New York to Texas on Thursday night. He has missed the Rangers' last two games.
The 37-year-old veteran twisted his knee on a slippery staircase. Berkman has had four surgeries on the right knee, and has been dealing with soreness off and on all season.
More Texas Rangers coverage
For more news, notes and analysis of the Rangers, check out ESPN Dallas' Rangers Report. Blog
"It doesn't tolerate trauma that well," Berkman said. "It hurts."
Berkman likened the freak injury to blowing out his ACL in a flag football game after the 2004 playoffs when he was with the Houston Astros. Berkman has played in only two of the Rangers' last nine games.
He is batting .198 for the last 25 games to drop his average from .306 to .263.
Todd Wills covers the Rangers for ESPNDallas.com.
MLB ON ESPN.COM
The Red Sox rebounded from a tough loss to clinch a spot in the ALCS.
DALLAS TOP STORIES
MORE MLB HEADLINES
- New Era Men's Texas Rangers 59Fifty Stars and Stripes White Hat