This could be a big loss if true.
Schilling could be lost for season
By Tony Massarotti
Thursday, February 7, 2008 - Updated 3m ago
Sports columnist Tony Massarotti has been a must-read for years in the pages of the Boston Herald.
Roughly a week before pitchers and catchers are due to report to spring training in Fort Myers, the Herald has learned today that Red Sox [team stats] right-hander Curt Schilling [stats] has a significant shoulder injury that could end the veteran’s season and is causing tension and friction between the player and the team.
While neither Schilling nor Sox officials could be reached for comment, baseball sources have indicated that the club has at least inquired about the possibility of voiding the one-year, $8 million contract Schilling signed last November. It is not known to what lengths the Sox have gone on the matter, but their threat has been serious enough to create a conflict between Schilling and the Red Sox.
While the precise nature of Schilling’s injury is not known, it is believed that the right-hander is suffering from an injury to the rotator cuff and/or labrum that might require surgery. It is possible that the sides disagree on how to treat Schilling’s ailment and that a course of treatment, too, is a part of their disagreement.
If Schilling has surgery on his shoulder, it is almost certain that he would be unable to pitch this season.