Ryan Howard’s Wound Still Hasn’t Fully Healed, Hunter Pence to Undergo MRI

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Ruben Amaro released a statement today updating the injuries to Ryan Howard and Hunter Pence.

First, on Howard:

After seeing the wound specialist in Philadelphia yesterday, Ryan Howard’s wound has gotten smaller and is healing. We’ve been advised to limit his activities for one more week to allow it to continue to heal. We hope that he will be able to re-start his baseball activities thereafter. 


Just to recap: Howard had a second, minor procedure at the very end of February to address an infection that had developed as a result of his Achilles surgery. Amaro, at the time, wouldn’t classify it as a "setback." But here we are– almost two months later, and The Big Piece is still (at least) a week out from performing baseball activities, which are essentially the baby steps to baseball’s 100-meter dash. The wound – again, surgery in late February – is still not completely healed. I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on the interwebtuals, but that doesn’t sound normal. 

Ruben continued:

Additionally, Hunter Pence will undergo a precautionary MRI on his left shoulder (non-throwing) here in Phoenix. We hope to have the results later this afternoon.



Pence tweaked the shoulder while diving for a ball on Sunday.


14 Responses

  1. not a single post about one of the greatest philly athletes retiring? no longer consider you a philly sports blog

  2. After what the Homer did last summer I’m not too sure many people thought the Flyers would be helping us forget about the Phillies in April. I’m not off the bandwagon, but something tells me we’ll be waiting and wishing and wondering all the way to the All Star break.

  3. With each bit of bad and/or troubling news that comes out of Citizen’s Bank park, my positive attitude towards the Phillies lessens just a little bit more.

  4. I vote Pence most likely to suffer a significant injury while taking a bad line after a fly ball.

  5. The team needs some productive young blood….Dom Brown is killing us, if he could produce like he was projected to, we would be ok right now. Phillies can not drive in runs

  6. The poor state of the Phillies right now falls on the shoulders of no one except for RAJ. Offseason moves should’ve included trading away Joe Blaton’s 10.5 million, signing Cuddyer and signing Papelbon and then sure we still could’ve signed Thome and Pierre. Instead, we got retread third tier players neither of which ever made a team better in Nix and Wiggington. With Doc, Lee, Hamels, and Worley you could have either signed a low rate 5th starter or got away with K.K. for the time being and then who knows what later in the year. Maybe one of the so called “baby aces” in the farm system would’ve been ready to take the 5th spot in the rotation. I still would love to know what bill of goods RAJ was sold on Nix?

  7. @James
    you cant simply trade Blanton .. nobody wanted him.
    Im not and never was a RAJ fan but you cant hold that on him.
    The Actual Beez Nutz

  8. So Howard probably won’t be back until after the All Star Break, just gets better and better…fuuuuuck!

  9. For the ever living love of me, I do NOT understand why so many people gave a flippin’ fuck about this single word, “setback?” Why would anyone really get so entangled with it? May has ALWAYS been the target month and guess freakin’ what?….HE’s on schedule, douche nozzles! The media, fans, the media again, little men with blogs, more fans and of course, the media, are all and have been obsessed with this ‘setback’ characterization….wtf?!?! It really makes little sense.

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  11. @Beez Nutz
    I’m sure no one was banging the door down for him but I’m also pretty sure if they agreed to eat part of the 10.5 million someone would’ve taken him. He’s a better 4th and 5th starter then most teams have when he’s healthy.

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