Roy Halladay to have surgery on shoulder
After seven starts and an 8.65 ERA, Roy Halladay left his last start after only 2.1 innings. Halladay complained of shoulder pain and chose to visit a doctor in Los Angeles this week to find out why he was still feeling discomfort.
Now, CBS Sports’ Eye on Baseball is reporting that Halladay will have surgery to remove some bone spurs from his shoulder. The surgery will also fix a frayed labrum and a partially torn rotator cuff in his shoulder.
Halladay was led by the doctors to believe that surgery would help him feel younger.
“[Doctors said the surgery] could turn the clock back two or three years for me,” said Halladay. “I feel like it’s a lot better than some things I anticipated … I don’t feel as lost as before. I feel like there are some answers there.”
Halladay plans to have surgery as soon as possible and added that he will take all of the necessary pre and post-surgery steps to ensure the surgery goes off without a hitch.
If the Phillies are going to be competitive in the upcoming years, they will need their 35 year old ace to be healthy.
A time table for how long Halladay will miss has yet to be announced.