Howard Leaves Game Early with Ankle Injury

Posted: August 2, 2010 in Phillies

Washington D.C.-

The Phillies moved to within 2 1/2 games behind the, first place, Atlanta Braves in the National League East. This game came at a price however. In the first inning, Ryan Howard rolled his ankle whle trying to get back to second after Ben Francisco singled to center. It is a “really bad sprain” as Howard himself put it. While Howard will miss some time, it is not known whether or not he will be making a trip to the disabled list. This is something that only he, Raul Ibañez and Jayson Werth have avoided this season.

X-Rays taken during the game were negative, which was a good sign for Phillies Manager, Charlie Manuel. He did say that there is a chance Howard would be in tomorrow night’s line up.

Cody Ransom came into the game in Howard’s place. Ransom stayed until the 7th inning when Ross Gload replaced him as a pinch hitter. We will see who will be starting at first base tomorrow night when the Phillies take on the Florida Marlins in Miami.

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