May 26 According to sources, Schilling was told roughly a month ago that he could need up to 12 weeks to recover from an ankle injury, putting his return somewhere around the All-Star break, the Boston Herald reports.
Recommendation: Sources also indicate the Red Sox medical staff initially told the pitcher and team management that Schilling's ailment could sideline him anywhere from 2-12 weeks. The club was optimistic that Schilling's recovery time would lean toward the minimum, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that the pitcher's rehab will lean toward the maximum.
Well, all of us fantasy baseball managers who traded for Schilling this season can thank the Red Sox organization for keeping this quiet. I guess we won't expect to see Schilling until mid-July. Kudos to all the posters here at the Cafe who recommended caution when dealing for Schilling. It's just too bad for me that I wasn't around to see it when I traded for him.