Halladay Surgery Successful; Could Begin Throwing in 6-8 Weeks

halladayGood 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.



  1. Johanna

    May 16, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Sounds like good news to me!!

  2. Rudy Canoza

    May 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I’ve yet to hear a press release stating that a player had “unsuccessful” surgery. Good luck to Doc, I just hope he doesn’t try to rush things. Being ready for spring training would be a more realistic timetable.

  3. George

    May 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I’m going to wait those 6-8 weeks and see what REALLY happens.

  4. Art

    May 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Most pitchers don’t come back from this type of surgery and pitch at all. The numbers are strongly against Roy. That’s a real shame. Another couple of great seasons and he might have been a HOF candidate.

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