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OT - A date with the knife

Since I rearranged my blog a couple of weeks ago, I don't really have a place to post this anymore.

My long-held suspicion was confirmed this morning. I tore the labrum in my pitching shoulder a little over 8 years ago. I tore it playing hockey (Ironically, I was tripped.) as a freshman and still "pitched" at UT Dallas for 4 years after the fact.

How was I able to do this? I have no friggin' clue, but after I stopped throwing all the time, my rotator cuff atrophied making the labrum issue more apparent. The discomfort from that, along with symptoms similar to thoracic outlet syndrome, finally pushed me to see a local doctor.

I got the MRI results this morning, and it looks like I've pulled a decent chunk of my labrum right off the bone. A few quick phone calls later, and I'm scheduled for labrum repair at 2:00 PM on Tuesday.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will have only 1 functional arm, and there's a good chance that I will be on a steady stream of Lortab and Naproxen.

I'm sure this will affect my blogging in some way, but I probably won't know until later this week. You might not hear from me for a while, but I've got plenty on my plate for those that are interested...

- I will be in Surprise all next week, and I should get some good photos and maybe some short video clips.

- I still have six scouting reports from the Astros College Classic: Kendal Volz, Craig Fritsch, Alex Wilson, Ryan Berry, Taylor Wall, and Trevor Bauer

- Other topics lying in wait:: kinetic chain, mechanical causes of SLAP lesions (torn labrums), and mechanical causes of torn rotator cuffs, among others.

Some of this stuff will probably start trickling out mid-week.

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