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Second opinion will confirm Roy Halladay diagnosis

A second opinion on Roy Halladay's injured shoulder is expected to show no differences than the original diagnosis of a strained latissimus dorsi muscle.

Second opinion will confirm Roy Halladay diagnosis

Amaro claimed Halladay was "symptom free" Tuesday morning when he completed shoulder exercises.. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Amaro claimed Halladay was "symptom free" Tuesday morning when he completed shoulder exercises.. (Matt Slocum/AP)

A second opinion on Roy Halladay's injured shoulder is expected to show no differences than the original diagnosis of a strained latissimus dorsi muscle.

The six-to-eight week prognosis remains the same. But that timeline will not be concrete until two weeks from now when Halladay attempts to throw. If he has success, then eight weeks is a realistic window. If not, it could be a longer absence.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is optimistic. He claimed Halladay was "symptom free" Tuesday morning when he completed shoulder exercises.

"He's actually doing pretty well," Amaro said. "He's started doing some shoulder exercises, doing some upper body stuff now."

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He will not throw until approximately three weeks of rest. The injury occurred May 27.


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