Ryan Howard Fears Final Series Ending


Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard fears that he tore his Achilles tendon playing the final series ending loss to St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.

Howard Chris Carpenter ground field to second base, but suffered a loss when he left the batter's box and was unable to run to first base. He fell as the game is over, clutching his left ankle in pain. Howard limped his right leg when he was helped off the field with the support of coaches.

Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Howard was on crutches after the game

"It just went numb, as if it were on fire," Howard told reporters after the game. "I'm just trying to endure, and crashed. It literally felt like I was on a flat tire. I tried to get up. Could not go. "

Howard, who went to his 15-year blocks without a hit series, will be an MRI on Saturday. It can be part of the 2012 season need surgery.