Red Sox: Surgery on for Tuesday
BOSTON -- Curt Schilling will have surgery Tuesday on his injured right ankle.
The Red Sox ace was examined by doctors on Sunday. The exam had been pushed back twice the past two days because of scheduling conflicts.
Schilling has a torn tendon sheath in his right ankle that hobbled him during his first start of the AL championship series against the New York Yankees. At first, doctors thought his season was over, but Dr. Bill Morgan stitched his tendon in place so it didn't flop over the ankle bone.
With blood seeping through his sock, Schilling defeated the Yankees 4-2 in Game 6, then helped Boston sweep the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series with a victory in Game 2.
Schilling will need six weeks of rest and six weeks of rehabilitation, so any delays could cause him to miss the start of spring training.
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