Sorry if i have missed this guys but is Tate going to play in the spring game following his shoulder surgery?
Will Tate be ready for spring?
I believe he's good to go
he re-injured it throwing snowballs at a passing FREEP truck.
If you're going to injure your throwing shoulder hurling stuff at a FREEP delivery truck, it should be something more threatening than snowballs.
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Did he or did he not have surgery? I keep hearing both accounts.
he did not have surgery, but the injury healed on its own. I remember reading that he has been throwing to WRs during the Winter.
I hope he plays in the Spring Game and plays well. The board will implode with speculation and amazing thread titles if Forcier sits out and Gardner looks bad.
Here are some forecastable thread titles:
RR gets fired!!!
Real M fans stand up!!!!!!
It's going to be a great summer.
I think it will explode just as much if not more if Tate is sitting and Gardner looks great.
Given the general voracious appetite M fans have for any info regarding a recruit who wont sign until 2011, I think the board with explode regardless of performance of any player.
Tate's been throwing with the other quarterbacks a couple times a week. I think Jerald Robinson was quoted as saying he had a lot of zip on his passes.
Jerald's last QB was a meddling high school QB with a noodle arm. I'm sure Mr. Forcier seems like Brett Favre in comparison.
True, but Robinson also caught passes from Gardner/Jones at the Michigan camp.
"Forcier was diagnosed with the injury when he underwent an MRI while home for Christmas break. He’s rehabbing the shoulder now and doesn’t need surgery, and he’s also recovering from a staph infection in his right knee, the person said."
"Forcier already is taking part in workouts with the football team and will not miss any spring practice."
Come on people, the only thing I've heard is that he won't need surgery and he won't miss time. What other reason is there to speculate? If you "heard" that he was getting surgery go and check legitimate news sources, otherwise please don't speculate.
The labrum is acutally a type of cartilage--but it's more rigid and fibrous than other types of cartilage. So the shoulder is obviously a ball-and-socket--the labrum is the cartilage that is attached to the rim of the socket. It works pretty much like a buffer helping to keep the "ball" in place.
There are different kinds of labral tears with varying degrees of severity/treatment options, but the main problem with a labral tear is a loss of shoulder stability. (I suspect some of the crazy inaccurate throws he made toward the end of the season were actually do to an inability to stabilize his throwing motion.)
Because of the different types it's difficult to diagnose the actual type of labral tear without a CT-arthrogram (shoot dye into the shoulder and then take a picture.) Cartilage is avascular (does not have blood vessels) so it takes longer for it to grow/repair in general.
Short answer: he'll be fine. His doctors and trainers know what they're doing and wouldn't be allowing him to throw right now if his labrum were in jeopardy.
Edit: CT-aRthrogram not aNthrogram--must be my Liberal Arts subconscious, haha.