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Curt Schilling has already begun his rehab with the Red Sox, and the first step was to receive a cortisone shot in his shoulder. The Red Sox hope to bring the right handed veteran back before the end of the season.
The Sox believe the best way to get Schilling back this season is through rehabilitation. Schilling’s personal doctor, Dr. Craig Morgan, believes that surgery is the best option. With surgery, Morgan says, Schilling at best will return at midseason and at worst will never play again.
He reiterated those thoughts on Saturday (from ESPN.com AP report):
On Saturday, Morgan said he could not confirm that Schilling had received the cortisone shot, but repeated his opinion that the team’s recommended course of action is doomed to fail.
He said that within a couple of weeks of the shot, “[Schilling] won’t even be able to exercise.”
The disagreement between both sides is simple: the Red Sox believe that Schilling’s shoulder is damaged and can be repaired, while Morgan believes his shoulder tendon is torn and requires surgery.