Eskin tweeted the following messages on his account:
Word I get from inside Phillies... Ryan Howard had MRI 2day and did reveal a torn Achilles tendon left leg. Likely out till next may or june
ryan howard out till at least may or june of next season
During the final out of Friday night’s game, Howard grounded out and injured his leg as he ran out of the batter’s box. He limped a few steps and then crumpled to the ground.
Howard told reporters that he felt a pop as he tried to run.
The Phillies confirmed Howards injury though they did not give a time frame for his return:
First baseman Ryan Howard's MRI revealed a rupture of the left Achilles tendon. He cannot have surgery until the swelling resolves and it has not been determined who will perform the surgery. Recovery time won't be known until after the surgery is complete and there is no guarantee he will be ready for spring training.
Gload will have his right hip re-examined and will likely have arthroscopic hip surgery.
Pence and Polanco will both have MRIs to evaluate the extent of their sports hernias. Polanco will likely have surgery while Pence's plan will be determined after his MRI.
Finally, Hamels will have loose bodies removed from his left elbow on October 14. He is also set to undergo surgery for an inguinal hernia the week after.
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