Saturday, February 9, 2008

Schilling Gets Shot In Shoulder

The first step of Curt Schilling's rehab program - instead of his doctor's reccommended surgery - occured yesterday when the pitcher received a cortisone shot. While the Red Sox team physician believes the rehabilitation should be successful, Dr. Craig Morgan has not beaten around the bush on the issue:
Curt Schilling received a cortisone shot in his right shoulder on Friday, beginning a treatment plan the Boston Red Sox hope will bring the right-hander back before the end of the season, according to the Boston Globe.

The pain-killing shot would allow Schilling to begin rehabbing an injured shoulder tendon -- the Red Sox' team physician believes the tendon is damaged, not torn, and that rehabilitation gives Schilling his best chance to play this year.

Schilling's physician, Dr. Craig Morgan, disagrees, saying the tendon is torn and requires surgery.

On Saturday, Morgan said he could not confirm that Schilling had received the cortisone shot, but repeated his opinion that the team's recommended course of action is doomed to fail.

He said that within a couple of weeks of the shot, "[Schilling] won't even be able to exercise."


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