Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher to Have Shoulder Surgery; No Timetable For Return

By Dan Parzych

If there’s anything to take away from the beginning of the Philadelphia Phillies 2013 season, it’s Roy Halladay has clearly not been the same dominant pitcher as he was over the last couple of years considering he’s off to a 2-4 start with an 8.65 ERA. While Halladay was recently placed on the 15-day DL, it looks like there’s a chance Halladay may not even be back at all for the Phillies for the rest of the season–which could also make an interesting twist when it comes to his future in the City of Brotherly Love.

Halladay announced on Wednesday his plans to have surgery in order to remove bone spurs in his shoulder along with fixing his rotator cuff and labrum, but the timetable of his return is still unknown at this point. Obviously, Halladay claims he hopes to pitch again during the 2013 season, but with an injury like this–there’s no telling what to expect during his recovery process.

It was clear something was bothering Halladay throughout the regular season and this was unfortunately a move that needed to happe now before things became worse for the star pitcher. Philadelphia’s already been off to shaky start this season and their rotation has already been struggling–so the news on Halladay was the last thing they wanted to be dealing with at the moment.

Hopefully, Halladay’s surgery will be a success and he can get return to his old dominant self, but whether or not that will be this year or 2014 is a different story.

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