ST. LOUIS If Allen Craig can get pinch-hit go-ahead RBI singles in back-to-back World Series games and hit a pair of key home runs to help the Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers, imagine what he could do with two healthy knees.
Back in St. Louis Saturday to sign autographs at a memorabilia signing in Clayton, Craig took time to chat with FOXSportsMidwest.com about his November surgery to repair a fractured kneecap that he quietly played with down the stretch.
I could hide it so no one could see it but there was an issue there, Craig said. It took me a while to warm up before the games and it was extra difficult to maintain the strength in my leg. It was something that was there and I knew it was there.
Craig missed 54 games in June and July after fracturing his right knee after banging into a fence in Houston while attempting to catch a foul pop up in right field. He returned August 10 and finished out the season despite not being completely healed.
Playing with a significant mor...