It's official: Ryan Howard has ruptured Achilles tendon, surgery needed. Also, Cole Hamels having (minor) surgery.
Howard has rupture. Surgery needed. No timetable. Hamels to have loose bodies removed from elbow.— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) October 9, 2011
As reported by Jim Salisbury, others. Confirming what we already knew about Howard. Really bad stuff. Also... Cole Hamels having minor surgery to have loose bodies removed from elbow. Didn't see that coming.