Jul 20 Halladay (broken tibia) has shed his crutches and is optimistic he can be back on the early side of the original four-to-six week estimate, the Toronto Sun reports.
Recommendation: "I'm encouraged, no question," said Halladay. "I think we'll know a lot better where we are in another week." He was injured on July 8, so he'll be sidelined about another 2 1/2 weeks at the minimum.
---I can deal with 2 1/2 weeks.