Surgeon: Schilling might have returned with earlier surgery

Updated: October 8, 2008, 6:42 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Curt Schilling could have been ready to pitch in the AL championship series, according to his surgeon.

Dr. Craig Morgan said Wednesday that if the Boston Red Sox had followed his advice to operate on Schilling's shoulder last winter, the right-hander likely would have been ready for the postseason.

"If the [team] would have let me do the surgery in January, he'd probably be pitching in the playoffs now," Morgan said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

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