General Manager Paul Holmgren announced Tuesday, that captain Mike Richards finished the 2008-09 season with a torn labrum both his left and right shoulder. The first-year Flyers’ captain will undergo surgery on the right shoulder and doctors will re-evaluate the injury on the left shoulder after results of an MRI come back. Going under the knife will put Mike out 10-12 weeks. He will be ready for the start of the season.
The Torn Labrum epidemic is becoming more and more common with athletes as technology to diagonose the injury improves. It’s not the type of tear that can get worse, it simply causes discomfort and if you can handle the pain you can play without fear of aggravating it more or causing more damage.