Roy Halladay underwent successful arthroscopic surgery in Los Angeles on Wednesday and could begin a throwing program in six to eight weeks, the Phillies announced Thursday.
Well-known orthopedist, Dr. Neal ElAttrache, performed the surgery on Halladay. According to team physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti, Halladay could begin a throwing program in July.
“Roy had successful shoulder surgery [Wednesday],” Ciccotti said in a statement issued by the team. “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 six to eight weeks.”
Halladay said he first felt something was wrong with his right shoulder after the game against Pittsburgh on April 24. In his two starts after that game, Halladay allowed 17 runs on 13 hits and six walks in six innings. He was then diagnosed with a bone spur in the shoulder, which caused fraying of the labrum and a partial tear of the rotator cuff.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner is 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA this season.