Thursday, April 19, 2007

Howard Update

By Jared Trexler
The Phanatic Magazine

Ryan Howard is listed as day-to-day with what is being described as a ligament sprain -- the ligament that joins the tibia and fibia is sprained. Howard underwent an X-ray following the game, but did not undergo a scheduled MRI as originally reported in this morning's Philadelphia newspapers.

For the non-medically savvy Phillies fans, the decision to not give Howard an MRI is a strange one. A sprained ligament can just as easily show up as a partial tear on an MRI.

Howard was walking with a limp Thursday, and will not start this afternoon in Washington. Gregg Dobbs will play first with Pat Burrell batting fourth.

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