(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay underwent successful shoulder surgery Wednesday, and the team says he could start throwing again in as little as six weeks.
"Roy had successful shoulder surgery yesterday. He had an arthroscopic evaluation and underwent debridement of his labrum and rotator cuff as well as removal of an inflamed bursa," the team said in a statement released Thursday. "He'll begin a progressive rehabilitation program and if all goes well, he may possibly begin a throwing program in 6-8 weeks."
The 36-year-old Halladay last pitched on May 5 against the Marlins, when he let up nine runs in 2.1 innings. After the game Halladay said he had been pitching with a sore shoulder. He was placed on the disabled list May 6.
Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, has a 2-4 record with an 8.65 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in seven starts this season.
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