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Curt Schilling's Career Over?

A published report indicates Curt Schilling has a "significant'' shoulder injury that could require career-ending surgery.

The Boston Herald reports on its Web site that Schilling could have an injury to his rotator cuff or labrum.

But the Boston Globe reports that Schilling had opted not to have an operation for a partial tear of the rotator cuff. Even without the surgery, the paper says Schilling would be out until at least the All-Star break.

The 41-year-old right-hander has said 2008 will be his last year.

A statement from the team says Schilling reported feeling right shoulder discomfort last month, and has started a program of rest, rehabilitation and strengthening in an attempt to return to pitching.

Schilling did not respond to a telephone call or e-mail seeking comment.

Schilling spent seven weeks on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis last year.

This program aired on February 8, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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