Thursday, May 1, 2008

April 30 / May 1 Moylan Update

The word on our Aussie isn't being publicized very well, but I did get an answer from Dave O'Brien yesterday on his blog:

By David O'Brien
April 30, 2008 5:00 PM | Link to this

When I asked Bobby today about Moylan throwing on flat ground Tuesday, the manager sort of smiled as if to say, ‘God bless him for trying.’ Cox really hadn’t heard a report on it, which should tell you something.

I just don’t think anyone in the organization really thinks there’s any chance Moylan will avoid surgery, much as they all wish he could.

I'm not "in the organization", but I do wish he was healthy. If it takes surgery to get him back to last year's form? Please get it over with so we can have him back as early as possible next year.

ETA: I've got to stop reading DOB's blog. It's just outright depressing at this point...
By David O'Brien
May 1, 2008 3:25 PM | Link to this

Halberstram, it was said before the trip that a decision would be made on Moylan AFTER the Braves got back to town, that’s when he’ll test it and the decision will be made. Not while they were on the road.

Folks, I’ve tried to convey to you that, without coming right out and saying it, the Braves fully expect Moylan will have to have season-ending surgery, and that he will not pitch again this year.

If he doesn’t, it’ll be a very big and very pleasant surprise. But nobody who understand the injury he’s got believes he’ll avoid season-ending surgery. Expect to hear that in the next couple days....


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