The 2006 NL MVP, who averaged 132.7 RBIs over the previous six seasons, missed 84 games this season because of a ruptured left Achilles tendon sustained against the hometown Cardinals.
St. Louis native to make season debut, Friday, after major injury suffered in 2011 postseason.
St. Louis native hopes to return to Phillies by late July.
“I’m going to try to stay optimistic and see what happens, but like I’ve said before, there’s really no time limit on it”, the St. Louis native told reporters on Wednesday.
The St. Louis native ruptured his left Achilles’ tendon while making the final out in Philadelphia’s 1-0 loss to the Cardinals in the deciding game of the NLDS last Friday night.
The St. Louis native was injured on the final play of Philadelphia’s season-ending loss to the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLDS on Friday night.
The Cardinals move on to face the Milwaukee Brewers this Sunday for their first NLCS since 2006 at Miller Park beginning at 3:05pm.