Found October 08, 2011 on
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A day later and it still hurts, especially for Ryan Howard. The Phillies confirmed today that Howard ruptured his left Achilles tendon on the final out of the season and he will need surgery. He can't have surgery right away because of the swelling and he figures to miss at least 6 months, putting to doubt whether he will be ready to start the 2012 regular season.It's a good bet that Howard won't be ready at the start of the next season but it is nice to know he will likely suit up for the Phillies at some point next season. Barring any offseason moves, that could mean John Mayberry gets a chance to play every day at first base. As good as Mayberry was against lefties last year, let's hope Howard has a speedy recovery, especially considering that his new contract starts next season.
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Grounding out to end the season for the Phillies, Ryan Howard injured himself while breaking out of the batter's box. He fell to the ground, only to soon after be helped off the field by training staff.
"I was trying to run, and I just felt this pop. The whole thing just went numb, like it was on fire. Just tried to keep going, and went down. It literally felt like...
The Philadelphia Phillies announced on Saturday that slugger Ryan Howard tore his Achilles tendon while making the final out of the National League Division Series.
The team did not know if he'll be ready for spring training next year after he fell while running out of the batter's box during Friday's 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the series.
Phillies slugger Ryan Howard was injured while running out the final out of the Phillies' Game 5 loss to the Cardinals and had to be helped off the field on Friday night.
Ryan Howard suffered an Achilles injury on the final at-bat of the Philadelphia Phillies' 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in the fifth and deciding game of the National League Divisional Series on Friday in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard might miss the start of spring training and possibly part of the regular season after tearing an Achilles tendon.The power-hitting first baseman was injured on the final play of Philadelphia's season-ending loss to St. Louis in Game 5 of the NL division ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies say first baseman Ryan Howard has a torn Achilles tendon and it's uncertain if he will be ready for spring training next year.
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard suffered a potentially serious left Achilles tendon injury during Friday's season-ending playoff loss to St. Louis.