: Injury Report:
Gaborik out 5-6 months (Torn Rotator Cuff)
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06-01-2012, 11:52 AM
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I hear your argument but how does one get a torn rotator cuff playing hockey anyways?
Did he try throwing the puck past Lundqvist in practice or something?
I can think of 1 other hockey player getting this injury before. It's not normal, which makes it even more typical that he of all people gets it.
Also....11 points in 20 games. Let's not go crazy here. He showed heart playing through it, but frankly speaking, he was not very good in the playoffs.
The rotator cuff is located behind the shoulder girdle. it's a small area of muscle that is often overlooked when training, which leads to
atrophy, which leads to tears.
It usually occurs in athletes and people who have an muscle imbalance in the shoulder, in terms of strength. Having front deltoids that are "too strong" for your rear delts, leads to rotator cuff injuries and tears, when you decide to put stress on them.
Bottom line: a rotator cuff injury is the result of lack of muscle/strength in your shoulder girdle. It's common knowledge now that you must include rotator cuff training when developing strength.
we all know what a tower of muscle mr. gaborik is don't we...
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