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Diamond Cuts: Doc's Results From the Doc

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, PES, LAT). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Roy Halladay

The results of Doc Halladay's MRI are in and it isn't pretty. The two-time Cy Young winner has been diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff, a frayed labrum, and bone spurs on the joint. Halladay will undergo surgery in the immediate future providing doctors a better view of his injured joint. If the damage is as straightforward as the images are showing, the bone spurs will be removed, the labrum cleaned up, and Halladay will begin his road to recovery. However if more significant damage is found during the operation, a more intensive repair may be needed and his timeline could be extended dramatically.

If rehab goes smoothly and no surprises are discovered, then Halladay has an outside shot of returning late in the year. However that timeline would be an obvious best-case scenario, making him a risky player to roster in all formats. No one should hold on to him if the injury is worse than feared and any kind of additional damage is

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