Danks has been on the disabled listed since May 20 due to abnormal soreness in his shoulder. He last pitched for the White Sox on May 19. He made a rehab start in Triple-A on June 12 and again felt an irregular strain following the start. He's since been receiving treatment and rehabbing the shoulder.
Danks told MLB.com on Saturday, "Obviously, I've said it before, I thought I would be back by now. It just hasn't progressed quite like we thought it would. I don't know if we are quite to the surgery part yet. Certainly there is a time where you got to do something."
Williams thought surgery was still far down the list of options.
"That's something that hadn't really been discussed at length," Williams said on a conference call on Sunday. "It was a worst-case scenario. Sure, if he doesn't bounce back, that's a possibility. There's nothing in there the doctors can identify right now that actually warrants that right now. When I hear the question, ‘Could he possibly have surgery?' Yeah, so could I."
Danks is 3-4 with a 5.70 ERA in nine starts this season.