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Roy Halladay is working hard to come back this season. Whether there is a true reason for him to rush back or not yet remains to be seen. The Phillies are not out of contention, but they have not shown signs of truly competing yet. Regardless, the Phillies and doctors have given Halladay the OK to step up his throwing program.
Todd Zolecki of MLB.com says renowned Dr. Neal ElAttrache visited Halladay and is impressed with his strength and recovery so far. Dr. ElAttrache felt comfortable with Halladay ramping up his throwing. Zolecki says the team feels there is still a chance that Halladay could pitch again this season, but the earliest that would happen would be late August.
Halladay underwent surgery earlier this year to repair a torn rotator cuff and frayed labrum. The injury and subsequent procedure came after weeks of speculation that something may be wrong with the veteran ace. His velocity was down and his numbers were bloated.
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Prior to hitting the DL, Halladay was 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA. He did not look right, and he finally admitted that something was wrong. Initially, it was thought to be simply a sore shoulder. Of course, the diagnosis was ultimately much more significant than that. When Halladay held a press conference to discuss his injury, it seemed as if the 36-year old's career might be over. However, he vowed to work hard and come back this season if possible.
It's beginning to look more and more like that come back will be possible.
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