Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard still has not been cleared for baseball activities, but will meet with a doctor in a week with the hopes of getting a thumbs up, general manager Reuben Amaro Jr. announced Tuesday.
Howard had surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon in October, and developed an infection in February when one of the sutures used in surgery did not dissolve the way it should. Doctors cleared out the infection in late February, but needed to dig such a deep wound that Howard still hasn't recovered from his latest procedure.
"Ryan Howard's wound has gotten smaller and is healing," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement. "We've been advised to limit his activities for one more week to allow it to continue to heal. We hope that he will be able to re-start his baseball activities thereafter."