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Doctor says Schilling needs surgery; Red Sox disagree

Updated: February 8, 2008, 9:51 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Curt Schilling's doctor insists the only way the 20-year veteran can pitch again is through surgery on a torn shoulder tendon that resembles strands of pasta.

Boston's team physician disagrees. He believes the tendon is damaged, not torn, and rehabilitation gives Schilling the best chance to play this year.

"The problem has probably been building up for two years, and he just went over the red line," Schilling's physician, Dr. Craig Morgan, said Friday. "Instead ...

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