Found September 24, 2012 on My Sports Rumors:
Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay who got rocked by the Atlanta Braves on Saturday and is suffering from back spasms is still scheduled to start this Thursday. The Doc visited the doctor and all seems to be okay so with that the team doesn’t plan on shutting him down. Amaro, the Phillies’ GM, said all examinations of Halladay’s shoulder and back have “seemed OK.” He said Halladay, at this point, is scheduled to make his next start. That should come Thursday against Washington. Halladay described his latest injury as “spasms” behind his shoulder. Amaro said it is “tightness in his mid-to-upper back.” ( Some of started to say the Phillies should shut Halladay down. They’re saying how emotionally down he looked on Saturdays and maybe he can use the mental break. He’s had a long season, he’s been up and down performance wise and he’s suffered numerous ailments. So is it a good idea to shut him down? Let him rest his body and mind? The team’s not sure. “It’s ta

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