Ryan Howard out of Phillies' line-up with broken toe

Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard follows through after hitting a double off Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson in the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 6, 2012, in Philadelphia. At right is Braves catcher Brian McCann. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

September 29, 2012 3:32:04 PM PDT
Phillies slugger Ryan Howard is out of the line-up for Saturday night's game against the Florida Marlins.

The Phillies are reporting that Howard broke his toe Thursday night during the game with the Nationals. They believe a batting practice weight was dropped on his foot.

Howard did not play in Friday night's playoff eliminating game against the Marlins.

The Phillies are not confirming that he could be out for the remainder of the season, only saying that he could be eligible to play or possibly pinch hit.

The Phillies have five games left in the season.