Tolleson 'back to normal' after knee scare

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers reliever Shawn Tolleson, who left Tuesday's game with a left knee injury, said Wednesday the pain is gone and doctors have cleared him to return to action.

"I feel completely normal," Tolleson said. "There's no swelling, no soreness. I'm taking one day to play catch and I should be back to normal [Thursday]."

Tolleson was hurt delivering a pitch as he landed on his left leg. The right-hander said he "felt something weird in my knee, a sharp, exact pain. It spooked me, freaked me out. I thought I did something."

Tolleson said trainers who watched game video haven't been able to explain what or why it happened, but are satisfied nothing is structurally wrong. Tolleson said he never previously had any similar issues.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.