DR HQ: Long-Range Prognosis for Five Key Injured Players

Ryan Howard (1B, PHI)
Injury:
Howard ruptured his left Achilles tendon on the last play of the Phillies 2011 season in the playoffs. After having surgery to re-attach the tendon a few weeks later, the Phillies projected he could return in late May.
Recovery: Howard was right on the mark in early March when he developed an infection where the tendon connected to the bone. While the infection was not a serious one, and it is not uncommon, it has cost him a good four weeks of recovery, pushing his return into at least late June.

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