Ryan Howard injured his ankle in the first inning of the final game of the Nationals series two days ago. He flew with the team to Florida for their upcoming series against the Marlins, but was then flown back to Philly for further examination. NBC10 caught up with him at the airport on crutches.
Howard was asked whether he thought he'd go on the DL.
"I'm hoping not," Howard said when asked Sunday whether a stint on the DL was possible. "I guess once the swelling goes down, we'll see what happens. It's kind of a bad sprain. I just rolled it pretty bad. Nothing broke, so that's good. Hopefully, maybe it'll just be a couple days, get the swelling down and it'll be all right."