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Howard aiming to rejoin lineup by Thursday

Howard aiming to rejoin lineup by Thursday

Howard aiming to rejoin lineup by Thursday
PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard received a cortisone injection Monday into his left bursa sac. He has had bursitis in the left ankle for weeks, which has caused a problem running.

"The goal is to try to be back by Thursday," Howard said.

Howard hopes the shot carries him through the postseason. He has had a cortisone injection in his right shoulder in the past, and he said it held up fairly well. But Howard will be cautious with the ankle. He said if he needs to take a few extra days to rest, he will do it.

Howard also has been bothered with a sore toe on his right foot. He is hopeful both injuries heal at the same time.

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