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Doctors sewed skin to tissue on Schilling's leg

Updated: October 21, 2004, 10:40 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Somewhere on a slab in Boston is a citizen of Red Sox Nation who actually gave his body to the cause.

With the team's future increasingly dependent on Curt Schilling's right leg, doctors decided to try an apparently unprecedented procedure to keep a tendon from slipping around in his ankle. But first, they wanted to test it out.

So they used a cadaver. No way to know if it was a Red Sox fan.

"We were going to try to do everything we could to try ...

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