Ryan Howard: (Achilles) Walking Boot Resumed

Update: Howard (Achilles) has been cleared to resume workouts after having his walking boot removed Tuesday, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Recommendation: Howard said Tuesday that he hoped to shed the boot within two weeks, but fortunately it did not take nearly as long as that. A potential return for Howard is still a ways off - the extent of his activity Thursday was taking grounders from a stool - but the good news is he will be able to resume his recovery from offseason Achilles surgery.