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Philadelphia Phillies starter Roy Halladay's season appears to be in jeopardy, as he will undergo an arthroscopic procedure to remove a bone spur in his pitching shoulder, and 'clean up' his rotator cuff and labrum.
While he remains optimistic that he will be back later in the season, the timetable to return to action with the Phillies will be based on that surgeons find during the procedure.
In certain cases it's been three months, but we really don't have a
timetable. I think the timetable is going to come once
they go in and confirm hey, what we saw on the x rays is exactly what
we saw when we went in there.
The bone spur and other damage was found upon x-ray and MR arthrogram imaging and examination performed during a visit to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lewis Yocum on Monday. While Halladay mentioned that the slight rotator cuff tear has been an ongoing issue, the labrum tear appears to have been caused from it rubbing against the bone spur.
Halladay also mentioned during the press conference that his shoulder issues did not cause any significant amounts of pain, saying that with the physical therapy and rehabilitation processes of previous injuries came an increase in strength of the surrounding muscles and structures, allowing them to compensate for the damage arising from the injuries. With the procedure, both Halladay and the medical staff are hopeful that he will be able to better repeat his arm slot and pitching mechanics, thereby improving his pitch location and velocity, something he says has been an issue so far in 2013.
...the biggest thing you are going to notice is lack of
location first and foremost, and then velocity, and then if it gets to a
certain point you may start feeling a little bit of pain. The pain isn't really excruciating. I really didn't' feel pain
the whole time. I think maybe it got to a point where it frayed enough
that I got to feel it.
Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, are bony projections that arise from the calcification and growth of new bone as a result of damage and inflammation, caused by age, instability, or in some cases, certain disease states. The labrum (more specifically, the glenoid labrum) is a cartilaginous part of the shoulder that rings around the glenoid fossa of the scapula bone in the shoulder. It is sandwiched in between the glenoid fossa and the head of the humerus bone, which collectively make the shoulder a ball and socket joint. The labrum also deepens the pocket created by the glenoid fossa and provides stability to the shoulder joint.
For 2013, Halladay was 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA in seven starts. In Halladay's absence, Tyler Cloyd will be called upon to take over some of the rotation load left behind by 'Doc', with Phillies GM Ruben Amaro mentioning the team will also be considering longer term options outside of the organization.
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