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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. Howard has said he played through the injury for as long as he could before the pain became too much to deal with.
The three-time All-Star was hitting .266 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs when he was placed on the disabled list on Saturday.
The 33-year-old Howard’s career has been derailed by major injuries over the past few years. Last season he didn’t see the field until July 6 thanks to having to recover from a torn Achilles tendon. He tore the tendon while making the final out in the 2011 NL division series, and played just 71 games in 2012.
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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 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...
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...
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.
The Philadelphia Phillies placed first baseman Ryan Howard on the 15-day disabled list Saturday due to left knee inflammation.
Howard originally was in Saturday's starting lineup but was a late scratch. The three-time All-Star has struggled while playing through the knee injury, batting .266 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs this season.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said Howard...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...)
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...