The Phillies organized a press conference for Roy Halladay address his injury. In a departure from the norm, the presser was not outside, behind the stadium, ‘neath palm trees. Or in a parking garage with a guy called “Deep Count.” It was inside, in the media room. And here’s what was said.
– A second opinion confirmed the original diagnosis of a lat strain.
– Halladay only had pain while throwing. He will not test the injury to see if there’s pain for another three weeks, at which point he’ll begin throwing again. The original 6-8 week timeframe remains.
– Trainer Scott Sheridan said that MRIs reveal almost no change in Halladay’s rotator cuff between the time he signed here and now.
– Halladay admitted that his velocity, at times, had been down a bit this year.
– He said that taking time to heal his injury now could prevent a longer process later (somewhere, young Chase Utley should take notes).
– His goal is to finish his career with the Phillies.