TORONTO (AP) – Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay will not return from the disabled list Monday and the team is unsure when he might be able to pitch again.

Halladay cut short a simulated game Wednesday after three innings, saying he felt stiffness in his left leg, which was broken by a line drive last month. He was scheduled to pitch five innings and Toronto was hoping he would start against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.

“It regressed a little the last two days from when it was real good,” pitching coach Brad Arnsberg said.

The 2003 AL Cy Young Award winner was struck in the left shin by a line drive off the bat of Texas’ Kevin Mench on July 8. Halladay is 12-4 with a 2.41 ERA and was expected to be the American League’s starter in the All-Star game before he was injured.

The original prognosis had him missing four to six weeks.

“Hopefully, this thing subsides and he’s going to be able to toe that slab here before the year is over, but we have no projected date for him,” Arnsberg said. “There’s no way he’s going to be able to take the ball in Anaheim.”

Left-hander Ted Lilly threw off a mound for the first time since leaving a game on July 24 with biceps tendinitis. He threw 40 pitches, and Arnsberg said Lilly did well.

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