Lannan Finished; Howard, Revere Make Progress
Lannan is on the disabled list with tendinosis in the knee. Phillies physician Michael Ciccotti has recommend surgery, although Lannan first will receive a second opinion from Dodgers physical Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.
“I think he ruptured the tendon,” Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said.
Lannan missed two months earlier this season with a strained quadriceps tendon in the knee. He said last week in Atlanta he wanted to get this recurring issue – the knee has bothered him in previous seasons – resolved.
Proefrock offered health updates on other injured Phillies:
- Ryan Howard (left knee surgery): He saw a doctor Monday and will begin baseball activities Thursday.
- Ben Revere (right ankle surgery): He is finally off crutches. “I don’t know whether Ryan or Ben will be back on the field here or in Florida, but the expectation is that they’ll be back on the field somewhere before the end of the season,” Proefrock said. “Whether it’s up here, whether they’re playing in Instructional League, I don’t know. … I think the main thing for both of them is to just get them to the point where there are no surprises in Spring Training next year.”
- Mike Adams (right shoulder surgery): He continues to rehab and as Adams said recently he expects to be ready come Spring Training.
- Mike Stutes (right biceps tendinitis): He is long tossing. “He’s making good progress,” Proefrock said. Proefrock said there is a chance Stutes could be back at some point, although it’s too early in the process to offer a timetable.
- Jeremy Horst (sprained left elbow). He visited the doctor Tuesday. He could begin a throwing program soon.
- Joe Savery (stiff left elbow). He will begin a rehab assignment later this week, most likely in Clearwater, Fla.