Originally written August 13, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Picimg_mlb_apr_23_c87a
The Philadelphia Phillies are a mess.  They have an aging team of former stars, but beyond that, they have injuries everywhere you look.  Every piece of good news is overshadowed by bad.  While Roy Halladay is progressing, Ryan Howard may not play again this season. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly says Phillies' GM Ruben Amaro Jr. is not certain whether Ryan Howard will be able to come off the DL this year.  In fact, Howard has yet to swing a bat since undergoing knee surgery.  The season is quickly winding down, and Howard would have to make significant progress quickly if he was going to return. “I have no idea when or if he is going to be back this year,” Amaro said. “If he’s 100 percent and doing baseball activities, it’s possible. But there’s no reason to rush him back.” Howard underwent surgery on July 10th to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.  He has been on the disabled list since the beginning of July.  Initially, the team thought he just had a knee sprain, but it turned out to be worse when they sent him for an MRI.  The injury has cut short yet another season in Howard's unpredictable career. The three-time All-Star played 152 games in 2011, then he torn his achilles in the playoffs that year.  He played just 71 games last year, and to this point, he has only played 80 games this season.  It seemed Howard may have been getting his swing back before his hurt his knee.  He was hitting .266/.319/.465.  Unfortunately, this will be another setback and will make it even more difficult to get back to his MVP ways. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Royals beat A's in extras, win first playoff game since '85

Mark Davis: Raiders head coaching job will be 'enticing'

Fan on Craigslist offers Nats playoff tickets for threesome

Brady snubs rookie Garoppolo after touchdown pass

Cung Le suspended for failed HGH test

FCC Chairman: Washington nickname 'inappropriate today'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Brain study finds 76 of 79 deceased NFL players had CTE

Tony Sparano to step in as Raiders head coach

Eli on Geno Smith: If fans yell at you, you probably deserve it

49ers players come out in support of Jim Harbaugh

Raiders reportedly expected to make a run at Jon Gruden

FCC unanimously ends sports blackout rule

MLB.com posts wrong story saying A's won game

WATCH: Brett Favre in new nose hair trimmer commercial

WATCH: Michigan students protest, call for AD to be fired

Marlins president: We're not trading Giancarlo Stanton

Heckling Knicks fan suing team over ejection

This weekend in NFL stupid

Kobe: Iggy Azalea has had better career than Swaggy P

College football's post-Week 5 playoff projection

Oregon to don pink-themed unis for breast cancer awareness

Is DeMarco Murray the best RB in the NFL?

WATCH: TBS sends up 'Boom Goes the Dynamite' with promo

Ilya Bryzgalov takes photos with fans while on the bench

Phillies News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

WATCH: Brett Favre in new commercial

Brady snubs rookie after TD pass

FCC: Washington nickname 'inappropriate today'

Could Jon Gruden return to Oakland?

Marlins: We're not trading Stanton

Study: 76 of 79 deceased NFL players had CTE

Heckling fan sues Knicks over ejection

Sparano to step in as Raiders head coach

This weekend in NFL stupid

Kobe chooses Iggy over Swaggy P

Is DeMarco Murray the NFL's best RB?

Ilya Bryzgalov takes photos with fans while on the bench

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.