Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Speaking for the first time since shoulder surgery, Roy Halladay reiterated his desire to play again this year. And by his account, the rehab process is going well enough that he should be able to achieve that. It’s still a long process and there could be bumps in the road. Halladay stated the surgery was what they thought it would be, no more, and that he’s currently doing leg exercises and arm strengthening six days a week. However, there is no timetable for a return as they take it “week by week.” What’s intriguing is that he says his shoulder’s range of motion is as good as it was several years ago. In fact, just five days after surgery, it had improved to previous levels. “In talking to [team physician Dr. Michael] Ciccotti, my range of motion is better than it has been in two or three years since they first saw me here,” he said. “I don’t think they have the measurements from Toronto. But since I’ve been here, the range of motion is better than it has been at any point since I been here.” Halladay also stated that had it been the end of his illustrious career, he was at peace with whatever came his way. “Whether it was the end of my career or it turned my career around I was OK with it. I felt like I’ve done all I could do to that point, so it was out of my hands.” Ever the competitor, Hallday’s sights are still set on one thing – a title. “The desire for me is to compete and win a world series, that will never change.” Even at perhaps one of the lowest points in his career, Halladay’s passion and enthusiasm for the game has not wavered. He still wants a title and he won’t stop until he at least tries once again to grab it.    
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