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Aroldis Chapman’s Rotator Cuff Strain – Another NY Closer Out

Yankees’ closer Aroldis Chapman was placed on the 10 day DL last Sunday with what was reportedly diagnosed as a rotator cuff strain. He had evidently tried to work through discomfort in his last two outings, the combination of which caused his ERA to jump from 0.79 to 3.55.

Four muscles that serve different functions essentially fuse at the shoulder to form the rotator cuff tendon. However,

David Wright: Lesson Learned?

imagesDavid Wright and the Mets got some very good news when the right-handed third baseman’s MRI was negative for structural damage in his left shoulder and revealed only bruising of the rotator cuff (view image). Wright was reexamined on Monday after sitting out the weekend, and the plan now calls for him to rest until rejoining the team on Friday.

Breaking Down Kyrie Irving’s Acromioclavicular Sprain

kyrieKyrie Irving will reportedly be lost to the Cavaliers once again, this time with an acromio-clavicular (AC) sprain, suffered in the third quarter of Sunday’s game. It was estimated that he would miss three to four weeks of action. For many players, that is an optimistic timeframe, though the accuracy of this prognosis also depends on the severity of the injury (not known at this writing). However, Irving, who has had a rash of injuries in his short NBA career, has a history of relatively quick comebacks.

Ben Roethlisberger’s SC Separation

543px-Ben_Roethlisberger_Steelers_croppedBen Roethlisberger’s newest injury has the media and fans speculating about the 6 & 3 Steelers’ prospects of maintaining the momentum of their four-game winning streak. Reportedly nursing a sternoclavicular (SC) joint separation, and, according to today’s TV updates, a rib injury, much mystery remains regarding the severity of Big Ben’s condition.

Ben Roethlisberger’s Partial Rotator Cuff Tear

543px-Ben_Roethlisberger_Steelers_croppedTook a look at the current NFL injury report and had to mention that (including a few due to suspensions) it is 80 men deep – as of August 1st!

Not on the list is Steelers’ quarterback, Ben Roethlesberger, who yesterday just happened to mention that he has been playing with some shoulder pain due to a partial rotator cuff tear since sustaining the injury in a loss to Baltimore on November 6th, 2011. As with many of his prior injuries, Roethlisberger evidently has no intention of sitting this one out and is simply limiting his throwing in practice. I saw no mention of any medical treatment in the media. Though he reportedly laughed off the possibility of the tear worsening, that outcome wouldn’t be shocking.

Examining The SC Joint of Heroic Mike Baxter

mike baxterWe’ve already heard that The Mets’ Mike Baxter paid a price for saving Johan Santana’s no hitter on Saturday. The Associated Press reported the Mets as saying Baxter displaced the sternoclavicular (SC) joint – between his right clavicle (collarbone) and sternum (breastbone) – and tore costal (rib) cartilage (which attach the ribs to the sternum) on his right side. The impact against the padded outfield wall was actually to Baxter’s left shoulder, as he heroically prevented Yadier Molina from getting an extra base hit in the seventh inning. The Mets expect the injury to take about six weeks to heal. Naturally, though, as is generally the case with sports injuries, the expected recovery time does not generally translate to a return to full competition. Healing and rehab are a process that can’t be accelerated beyond the body’s ability to safely respond and progress.