Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is down (again)—but is he out?
Local news outlets are reporting that Howard has developed an infection in the wound he received from surgery on his Achilles tendon in October. Howard reportedly left spring training in Clearwater, Florida, on Monday to see the Baltimore physician who performed the surgery. His wounds were cleaned and examined, but there’s no word yet on when Howard will be able to return to the practice field.
According to 6ABC, Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan said the infection isn’t a setback, and that Howard’s Achilles tendon is still perfectly intact. But, realistically, what kind of healing time are we looking at?