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.    
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Don Shula named in painkiller lawsuit from former NFL players

Kyrie Irving questionable for Game 2 versus Atlanta

Michael Sam signs with CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

Ex-A&M quarterback Kenny Hill transferring to TCU

Michael Bennett compares Pete Carroll to Willy Wonka

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jim Kelly: There is no doubt Tom Brady cheated

Warriors hang on, edge Rockets in Game 2 thriller

Farrell 'not ruling anything out' as Red Sox's struggles persist

Gretzky: Connor McDavid could be the next Gretzky

Bucs' Clint McDonald: Jameis Winston already leading team

Dana White: Rousey vs. Cyborg would break UFC PPV record

Warriors a very shaky 2-0 against the Rockets

NFL icon Bud Grant zings Pats with Deflategate joke on Twitter

RG3 announces birth daughter's birth on social media

Don't listen to Nick Saban, the bowl system is just fine

MLB scores partial victory in minor league wage lawsuits

Ranking the NBA Playoffs' most significant injuries

WATCH: Will Smith ejected for foreign substance on arm

Guy behind NFL's social media trolling of Pats is a Jets fan?

In defense of 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie

Madison Bumgarner homered off of Clayton Kershaw

Would both Towns, Okafor prefer not being the No. 1 pick?

Spoiler Alert Central: Pitfalls in online viewing of live sports

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Jim Kelly: No doubt Tom Brady cheated

Post-combine NBA Draft big board: Top 30

Ex-players sue NFL for conspiring to push painkillers

Astros surprising, but can get better with Correa

Here come the Giants

Aaron Hernandez got new tattoo in prison

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Ten players who could benefit due to PAT rule change

Five QBs set for breakout campaigns

Report: Lakers will pursue Thibodeau

MLS leaders struggling with attendance

LBS: I was a contestant on Sports Jeopardy!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.