The Globe's Gordon Edes quotes Dr. Craig Morgan as saying the treatment prescribed by the Red Sox -- and which Schilling has now agreed to follow -- has no chance of success:
If [the Sox' plan] was successful, I think it would be the greatest thing known to man. But, unfortunately, that's not the case. That's like wishing for the best-case scenario. Wishing isn't going to make it happen. Within a week or two of the cortisone shot, he's unable to exercise due to pain, then it's over.Edes also reports that the Red Sox, thinking that Schilling's shoulder would not stand up to the rigors of a full season, initially proposed that he sign a half-season contract, and pitch about 100 innings. Schilling said no to that idea.