Depending on who you asked, Ryan Howard has left Phillies training camp with a “little setback” or for just a “routine checkup.”
It was Charlie Manuel who said that Howard has left Clearwater to visit with the doctor who performed his surgery after having “a little setback.”
However, Phils’ GM Ruben Amaro called it just a “routine checkup.”
Either way, Howard is expected to return to Clearwater on Wednesday, so it certainly doesn’t seem like anything all that major. Howard’s status for opening day is still up in the air.