Ryan Howard Needs Surgery, Out for Up to Eight Weeks

The most recently injured Phillie is in for a long road of recovery, as confirmed by his scheduled MRI yesterday. Ryan Howard will be out of commission for six to eight weeks following a surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee. The MRI yesterday confirmed the tear, but no surgery date has yet been set. Phils GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. appeared cautious but optimistic about Howard’s injury, saying that there  “could have been much more significant damage.” And, hey, at least Roy Halladay will have someone to keep him company on the disabled list besides Erik Kratz. [ESPN]