Grabow waits for swelling in knee to lessen

Grabow waits for swelling in knee to lessen

CHICAGO -- Cubs reliever John Grabow, placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a sprained left knee, said he has to get some of the inflammation out of his knee before he can resume throwing.

Grabow will eventually be fitted with a brace to help take some of the stress off the knee. The first step is to get the inflammation out, then he can work on strengthening the muscles in his leg.

Can he still throw?

"I'll probably take a little while off," Grabow said Wednesday. "I've got to start crawling before I walk. Everything's still up in the air. I don't have a plan yet. Once I start feeling better, I'll start throwing."

Grabow was 1-3 with a 7.36 ERA in 28 games, and was on the disabled list from May 31 to June 16 because of the knee.