PHILADELPHIA – Ryan Howard will miss the next six to eight weeks of the season, the Phillies announced today.
Howard will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.
The Phillies placed Howard on the 15-day disabled list Saturday. He underwent an MRI today.
No date for the surgery has been set.
“It was a normal tear,” Amaro said. “I’m encouraged it could have been much more significant damage.”