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I received word today that I have a slap tear in my right shoulder. It's the kind of injury usually reserved for major league pitchers, tennis players, and quarterbacks, but it looks like it's the overhead shots that did it for me. I don't even use those shots that often, but when I was working on them this August, I really hurt my self. I have only played a handful of times since then because it's been so painful to play. My ortho. doc. told me that surgery is the best / only way to effectively repair the damage. Unfortunately, there's a three to four month recovery period so if I have the surgery next month, that puts me out of commission until at least early spring. Looks like I have to get a few painful rounds in before getting sewn back together. So all you overhead shooters beware.

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Comment by Rizbee on October 22, 2008 at 1:28pm
That's the second injury from overhead shots I have heard of recently. One of our locals, Carl Renda, recently broke his arm while throwing a thumber in a tournament. In mid-throw his humorous bone (upper arm) snapped. He had surgery on it yesterday in order to get it to heal properly.

Too bad, 'cuz he had a mean thumber - he threw mostly thumbers when he won the Amateur World Mini Disc Golf championship in Kalamazoo this year.
Comment by Smokey on October 22, 2008 at 12:19am
Hope you are not planning on playing any more tournaments. Most players rarely come back to 100% after shoulder surgery. I was supposed to have mine done and opted for strengthening my other muscles to compensate. I was glad I chose to forgo the surgery.

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