Lannan expects to start Saturday despite knee

Lannan expects to start Saturday despite knee

Lannan expects to start Saturday despite knee
WASHINGTON -- John Lannan does not expect to miss his scheduled start Saturday after experiencing some tightness in his left knee, but he has yet to test it with throwing.

Lannan had trouble pushing off the mound after making an awkward movement to field Wilson Valdez's chopper and glove flip the ball home Saturday. He will throw a bullpen session Wednesday at Nationals Park.

The left-hander ran Tuesday and experienced no discomfort, but the tightness arises when he bends his knee past a certain point in a squatting motion, similar to pushing off a mound.