Schilling Won't Pitch This Year

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BOSTON, MA --Curt Schilling says he's out for the season, and his career may be over.

The 41-year-old Red Sox right-hander tells Boston's WEEI radio
he'll have surgery on his injured shoulder next week.

Schilling's physician, Dr. Craig Morgan, confirms to The
Associated Press the surgery will be done Monday in Wilmington,

Schilling says "If you use a scale of 1-10 and 10 is pitching
in the big leagues, I'm at about 3 right now."

Schilling's course of treatment became a source of melodrama
early in spring training. The team physician, Dr. Thomas Gill,
recommended rehab for a tendon injury. Schilling sought a second
opinion from Morgan, who operated on the right shoulder in 1995 and
1999. Morgan felt surgery was best and rehabilitation would fail,
potentially ending Schilling's career.

The 41-year-old Schilling has been sidelined since the start of
spring training. He underwent an MRI Tuesday and after conferring
with Morgan and Gill, a decision was made to do the surgery. Until
a couple weeks ago, Schilling had still planned to stick with

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