Roy Halladay Beats the Hell out of Shoulder Surgery
2013 President of Major League Baseball’s Team Physician Association Michael Ciccotti released a statement on Roy Halladay this afternoon:
"“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.”—Dr. Michael Ciccotti"
Roy survived, but more importantly, his spirit of competition did not escape from his body and kill everyone in the operating room.
So… 6-8 weeks, huh? You know Roy Halladay will have that down to two. And it will be too early, but he’ll insist on it, make a scene, then go out there and give up 10 runs in two innings.
This is mostly just what it is. A guy got hurt, now he’s got to put the time into recovering correctly. And one thing we can bank on here is that Roy is going to do that, because it’s pretty much the only facet of this whole thing that he has control over at this point.
Apr 3, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay (34) reacts in the dugout after leaving the game against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
he wants to be out there, and we can kid ourselves and act like he doesn’t want to let us down, but he’s mostly just Roy Halladay, guy who feels so at home on the pitching mound he’ll stifle discomfort and pain just to stand on it. And he is going to do this right, and he is going to do it intensely, unless doing it intensely isn’t right, in which case he’ll just have to do it wrong.
The point is, the surgery is complete, Roy is fine, and we’ve got our dates to begin counting down.
God speed, Roy Halladay.
That’s right. You’re gonna have to slow down a bit.