10-08-2011, 11:16 AM
Ouch that's an expensive injury that will surely cost him part of the season next year if not all of it as achilles injuries can take up to 12 months to fully heal and being he's a big boy with a lot of weight to support I'd think he'll be on the high end of that.
Quote:Ryan Howard believes he may have torn his left Achilles tendon while attempting to run out a ground ball on the final play of Friday's Game 5 loss to the Cardinals in the NLDS. Howard suffered the injury as soon as he got out of the batter's box and was unable to run to first base. "I was trying to run, and I just felt this pop," said Howard. "The whole thing just went numb, like it was on fire. Just tried to keep going, and went down. It literally felt like I was on a flat tire. I tried to get up. Couldn't go." Howard is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday, but could miss part of the 2012 season if the injury requires surgery. Coincidentally, next season is the first year of his five-year, $125 million contract extension.
Quote:With Ryan Howard (ACL) potentially out six-to-twelve months, the player who stands to gain the most is outfielder Domonic Brown who would take over LF while Mayberry Jr. is shifted over to 1B.