Ryan Howard Injury: Torn Achilles' Tendon Felt 'Like It Was On Fire'

The Phillies are still waiting for the results of an MRI, but Ryan Howard’s post-game reaction to his injury, believed to be a torn Achilles’ tendon, sounds ominous.

“I was trying to run and I felt this pop and the whole thing went numb, like it was on fire,” he said, according to Philly.com. “It literally felt like I had a flat tire. I tried to get up and I just couldn’t go.”

Howard, who hit just 2-for-19 for the series, likely wouldn’t have made it to first base even if he hadn’t fallen down on his way to first base.

“I thought I hit the ball better than I did. I thought it was in the outfield,” he said. “I tripped and tried to get up. The adrenaline in me was kind of going. I looked up and saw (Nick) Punto had the ball and had thrown it and I couldn’t go. I couldn’t feel anything in my ankle. It sucks. It sucks.”

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