Jul 4, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (left) greets first baseman Ryan Howard (6) at home after Howard scored a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning at PNC Park. The Philadelphia Phillies won 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Howard Surgery Goes As Well As Knee Surgery Goes

Ryan Howard was supposed to be out 6-8 weeks, but after a surgery that went “very, very well” according to Ruben Amaro, he could be back in 6-8 weeks.

Without elaborating as far as a time table, Amaro said things in that right knee were not as awful as everybody thought, and Howard’s return could even influence the buy/sell debate.  Of course, Ruben spent the morning causing an uproar by having it revealed that he’s been parading around like some kind of buyer.

But whatever.

There’s not a lot to this market right now, even if Ruben were to publicly announce his intentions, regardless of how the Phillies were doing.  And the pieces the Phillies would have to trace all have weird crap attached to them, like expensive contracts or wonky body parts or both.

Sometimes, like tonight perhaps, the numbers suggest it’s better to not have Howard around anyway.  But I digress.  If Howard’s good prognosis is enough for Ruben to keep plucking away at 2013, then hey, who are we to step on his toes?  People from the internet?  And if there’s anything the internet can teach us, it’s that people from the internet hate toes.

**Googles ‘strangers toes’**

**vomits**

Next Phillies Game View full schedule »
Saturday, Aug 3030 Aug7:10at New York MetsBuy Tickets

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Howard