Found July 09, 2013 on We Should Be GM's:
Ryan Howard has been a complete bust since signing his extension. Injuries, inability to hit lefties, plummeting OPS, shoddy defense, albatross of a contract, base-jamming "speed", etcetera. His latest ailment will keep him out of action for 6-8 weeks (at least we get to watch Darin Ruf). WSBGMs warned everyone of this upon Amaro's jumping of the gun to sign Howard before it was necessary. He's a large bodied man and swift decline and nagging injuries are a common theme among other like bodied individuals. I know as Phans it is difficult to hear/read the truth, but dammit we told you so! In other news, the Phillies won again and John Lannan didn't pitch like a steaming pile if poop. Go Phillies!

The decline of Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard

On Saturday, the Philadelphia Phillies placed Ryan Howard on the 15 day disabled list with left knee inflammation and Darin Ruf was called up to take his place on the roster. But could this latest injury be the beginning of Howard’s career declining right before our eyes. Ryan Howard was drafted in the fifth round of 2001 first year player draft out of Southwest Missouri State...

Phillies' Howard heads to DL

For Ryan Howard, the pain became too much. The Philadelphia Phillies put their slugging first baseman on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of inflammation in his left knee. ''It was just really hard to move, really felt stiff,'' Howard said Sunday after Philadelphia's 7-3 win over Atlanta. ''I knew I wouldn't be able to do it. It was more...

Phillies' Howard out 6-8 weeks

Phillies slugger Ryan Howard needs surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and will miss at least six to eight weeks. Howard, the 2006 NL MVP, went on the disabled list Saturday. An MRI Monday confirmed the tear in his knee. A date for surgery hasn't been set. The three-time All-Star was hitting .266 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs. He was noticeably limping during games...

Ryan Howard Will Need Surgery on Left Knee, Expected to Miss 6-8 Weeks

Ryan Howard was placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left knee on Saturday, but the bad news gets worse for the Philadelphia Phillies. On Monday, an MRI confirmed a torn meniscus in his left knee that will require surgery. The injury is expected to sideline the first baseman for 6-8 weeks, according to ESPN. No date for surgery has been set at this time. Howard...

Howardless Phils Creep toward .500 Mark with Series Opening Win Over Nats

Just when you put the baseball season behind you.  Just when you started the countdown to the opening of training camp.  Just when you thought your heart couldn’t take any more.  The Phils put together a solid month of Major League baseball to creep back towards the .500 mark and possible playoff contention prior to the All-Star break. Let’s be clear. The Phillies have dug...

Phillies’ Ryan Howard to undergo MRI on ailing knee

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has dealt with discomfort in his left knee throughout the season. However, the pain became severe enough over the weekend that Howard told the Phillies he was struggling to move laterally at first base. At that point, Howard and the Phillies decided they no longer wanted to push the injury, opting to place the veteran slugger on...

Philadelphia Phillies: Ryan Howard out six to eight weeks with knee injury

The Philadelphia Phillies are struggling mightily this season and things just got worse. The team announced today that first baseman Ryan Howard needs surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee and he will be out six to eight weeks as a result. An MRI on Monday confirmed the tear in his knee and the 2006 NL MVP probably won’t be back until late August or early September...

Phillies' Ryan Howard needs surgery on meniscus tear, out 6-8 weeks

It was obvious that Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard was hurt before he went on the DL, but the minimum 15 days is not going to clear up this injury. On Monday afternoon, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Gelb tweeted that  Howard had been diagnosed with a meniscus tear and is set to have surgery that will sideline him for at least six weeks. Ryan Howard has a...

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard will miss 6-8 weeks

(Photo Courtesy of Sports Illustrated) Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard can’t seem to shake the injury bug that has plagued him over the past two years. After missing a majority of the 2012 season because of a torn left Achilles tendon that he suffered in the 2011 NLDS against St. Louis, the slugger will miss another 6-8 weeks due to a torn meniscus in his left knee that will...

Latest injury for Phillies: Ryan Howard out 6-8 weeks with torn meniscus

For the Philadelphia Phillies to compete for a playoff spot this year, they needed their big bats — Ryan Howard and Chase Utley — to stay relatively healthy throughout the season.  Utley has already served time on the disabled list with an oblique strain earlier this season. But now Philadelphia will be without Howard due to a torn meniscus in his left knee. As reported...

Howard Out 6-8 Weeks With Torn Meniscus; Ruf To Get His Chance

Categories: BREAKING NEWS News PhilliesTags: Darin RufPhilliesRyan HowardIf the Phillies make a run to get back in the post-season race, they’re going to have to do it without the services of Ryan Howard. The team announced earlier today that an MRI revealed a torn meniscus in the first baseman’s knee; it will require surgery and keep Howard out of action until the end [...](Read more...)

The Zombie Phillies Shamble On

Oh Dear Today in South Philadelphia, the town team disabled contract albatross Ryan Howard, called up future flameout Darin Ruf, and started 5th starter John Lannan against the Nationals in the latest of a long series of Dammit You've Got To Win Now Or The Team's Getting Broken Up games. Lannan pulled out his best start in four years against his old laundry, Jonathan Papelbon...

Howard Out 6-8 Weeks with Torn Meniscus; Halladay Progressing

Ruben Amaro said today that Ryan Howard will miss 6-8 week as the result of an MRI showed a torn left meniscus for the first baseman. There is no word yet on when the surgery will occur, although it will happen soon. Darin Ruf will get the majority of the reps in Howard’s spot. Howard had hit well since June 1, putting up a .885 OPS over his last 30 games. However, the pain in...
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