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Howard treated for infection

Posted on: February 29, 2012 11:12 am
Edited on: February 29, 2012 11:17 am
 
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies won't say Ryan Howard had a "setback."

They will say that they're not sure when he'll be able to resume workouts.

However they phrase it, it can't be great news that Howard's surgically repaired Achilles tendon became infected.

Howard, who ruptured his Achilles tendon on the Phillies' final play of the 2011 playoffs, had a procedure done Monday to clean out the wound. Howard was then placed on antibiotics. The procedure was significant enough that Phillies athletic trainer Scott Sheridan said, "It'll be like a new wound."

The good news, Sheridan said, is that once doctors went in and looked, they found that the repaired Achilles tendon is "intact and not compromised."

Howard had been able to take batting practice and some other limited drills. He's not yet far enough in his rehabilitation for the Phillies to set a timeframe for his return, one of the reasons they can avoid talking about setbacks.

"I don't prefer to use that word," Sheridan said.

So will this keep him out of baseball activity for days, or weeks?

"I truly don't know," Sheridan said.

Howard, who went to Baltimore to see the doctor who operated on him, is expected back in Phillies camp this afternoon.
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Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 6:56 pm
 

Howard treated for infection

Maybe he'll be healthy just in time to return for the postseason, when in typical Howard fashion he will proceed to go 2-21 with 12K's.



Since: Dec 19, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 5:54 pm
 

Howard treated for infection

Here we go all season...



Since: Dec 19, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 5:52 pm
 

Howard treated for infection

Really??? Months and months and an infection?  I also had a ruptured achillies,     I di not miss a day of work... and I had a system doctor... not a million dollar doctor... what the hell



Since: Jan 7, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 4:41 pm
 

Howard treated for infection

Not a doctor but it seems his surgical wound healed too fast on the outside instead of from the inside out. The good news is his repaired tendon is doing fine. Seems like it was an abscess that formed causing the infection. The new opened wound needs to heal with time. Still don't look like a set back but maybe this will convince him to go slow and heal vice pushing for quicker results. Hang in Howie we are deep enough to allow you to heal and then give you your AB's in the playoffs.




Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:29 pm
 

Howard treated for infection


However they phrase it, it can't be great news that Howard's surgically repaired Achilles tendon became infected.
Here's the thing, they don't to try to phrase this another way, because his surgically repaired tendon did not become infected.  It was the inner tissue surrounding it, the tendon was not affected.

The good news, Sheridan said, is that once doctors went in and looked, they found that the repaired Achilles tendon is "intact and not compromised."
Oh good, you said it here. 



Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:21 pm
 

Howard treated for infection

Burrito infection?

get Howard a salad, please.



linzhand
Since: Feb 29, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:05 pm
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