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UPDATE: Ryan Howard lifted with sprained left ankle

Aug 1, 2010, 2:58 PM EDT

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard had to be helped off the field Sunday after apparently injuring his left ankle while running the bases in the first inning. He will undergo X-rays...

UPDATE, 2:58 PM:  X-rays on both his left elbow and left ankle were negative, reports David Murphy of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Howard will miss a few days because of the sprain, but it appears that the Phillies have avoided a major scare.

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UPDATE, 2:09 PM:  Howard’s injury is being called a left ankle sprain, according to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki.  He will undergo X-rays to ensure that there is no serious structural damage.

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2:02 PM:  Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard had to be helped off the field Sunday after apparently injuring his left knee or ankle while running the bases in the first inning.  The scene was capture here in this photo posted by Major League Baseball’s official Twitter page.

Howard, batting .292 with an .884 OPS, 23 homers and 81 RBI, was replaced at first base by Cody Ransom.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 1, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    Craig’s expression of sympathy is faked.

  2. spincitysee - Aug 1, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    hey bud. found this drudgereport thing, but its not politics, just sports. its at http://sportscomplainer.com/mlb . ill c ya later. bye

  3. Paper Lions - Aug 1, 2010 at 3:07 PM

    Who?

  4. vandalen - Aug 1, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    Craig’s Phillies reporting is insufferable… I basically only read this place on the weekends or when I get linked by friends to Gleeman articles.

  5. Old Gator - Aug 1, 2010 at 9:16 PM

    Aww, come on – Craig’s Feelies reporting is tongue-in-cheek and he’s never been shy about propounding his Bravo bias. You know how he feels and where he stands. He even once defended those horrible horsemeat and velveeta sandwiches here, in print. I mean, that’s as close to objectivity as you’re ever going to get here.

  6. Old Gator - Aug 1, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    Yay, a spammer broke through. That means we’re going back to ReCaptcha! Good times are here again.

  7. Ditto65 - Aug 1, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    Plus – he is dead on when he reverts to his “Cholly” speak.

  8. Ditto65 - Aug 1, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    I love the ReCaptcha!

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