|Healthy Howard is ready to go for Phillies|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 14 February 2013 12:40|
Eager to get back to his old form, the Philadelphia Phillies' slugger arrived early to camp before position players have to report. He's come a long way since last year when he missed half the season recovering from surgery on his left Achilles' tendon.
``My left leg feels phenomenal compared to this time last year, compared to where it was when I came back,'' Howard said Thursday. ``When I came back, there was obviously still a limp. I tried to do what I could.''
Howard was injured making the final out in a 1-0 loss to St. Louis in Game 5 of the NL division series in 2011. He suffered a few setbacks in his road back last spring training and didn't return to the lineup until July 6.