Schilling sheath tendon Game 5
Schill Needs Sheath Surgery
Has Dislocated Ankle Tendon
Status Uncertain for Game 5
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3-Month Recovery Slated After Season
There's a possibility Curt Schilling has pitched for the final time in 2004.
Red Sox team doctor Bill Morgan said today that Schilling has a dislocated tendon in his right ankle, and said he's "relatively optimistic" they can find a way to stabilize it enough for the Sox ace to make his scheduled Game 5 start. However, if the ankle cannot be stabilized, Sox general manager Theo Epstein said Schilling will not start Game 5. Sox docs optimistic they can use a new brace, however, if he does not pass his next test, he will be shut down.
"I've got to think a few Sox players were privately seething at Pedro for giving the
Yankee crowd fresh fodder with which to taunt them."