Howard has right hand examined by staff

Howard has right hand examined by staff

Howard has right hand examined by staff
PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Howard does not seem to be too alarmed, but he also said there is something there.

He said he felt something in his right hand while swinging at a fastball in the sixth inning of Wednesday's 9-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park. He had the Phillies' training staff examine it, but he finished the game.

"I'm cool," Howard said. "I don't know if it's a little strain. It's some kind of little discomfort. I'll just try to play through it. ... Right now, it's kind of wait and see. I don't know if there's going to be an MRI, but I don't think it's anything that serious."

He also described the discomfort as "weakness" in the hand.