Good news, Phillies fans. Roy Halladay had successful surgery in Los Angeles on Wednesday, and could begin a throwing program in 6-8 weeks. Here is the team statement and some thoughts below.
Roy had successful shoulder surgery yesterday. He had an arthroscopic evaluation and underwent debridement of his labrum and rotator cuff as well as removal of an inflamed bursa.
He’ll begin a progressive rehabilitation program and if all goes well, he may possibly begin a throwing program in 6-8 weeks.”
It sounds as though everything inside the shoulder was as advertised. There was a risk that the original MRI did not show complete details, but it looks like all went according to plan, which is obviously a good thing. I went out on a limb and said I did not think Halladay would pitch again this year, which is still possible. However, that three month timetable is looking pretty likely.
Good news, and we hope Doc has a strong rehab and a speedy recovery. But the hard part still lay ahead.