Friday, Feb. 8, 2008
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The doctor who claims he knows Curt
Schilling's shoulder "better than anybody who breathes on this
planet" insists surgery is the only way the 20-year veteran can
But Boston's team physician disagrees. He believes
rehabilitation is the best way for Schilling to play this year.
Caught in the middle are Schilling and his 8-million-dollar
Doctor Craig Morgan operated on Schilling's right shoulder in
1995 and 1999. He tells The Associated Press that Schilling's
chance of coming back to pitching with rehab or a conservative
approach is "zero." Morgan says if the surgery is successful,
Schilling should be fully rehabbed by about All-Star break."
The assessment comes a day after Schilling wrote on his blog
that he has agreed to the club's request to rely on rest and
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