How Kenny Lofton Kept the Phillies’ Jimmy Rollins from Breaking His Knee

Posted by Frank Klose


Interesting piece by Matt Gelb today about how Kenny Lofton may have saved Jimmy Rollins from significant injury.

Back in 2005 when Kenny Lofton was a Phillie, Rollins asked him how he slid head first without injurying his knees.  His secret? Knee pads.

Looks like without his knee pads, Rollins' injury may have been much more severe.

Speaking of Lofton, how come Rollins didn't get more advice on how to lead off?