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September 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
New York Jet quarterback Chad Pennington will miss the rest of the season because of a torn right rotator cuff. Pennington's injury was confirmed by a person with knowledge of his condition, but who declined to be identified because the team had not made an official announcement. An MRI exam showed Pennington tore his rotator cuff in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to Jacksonville. Pennington was expected to visit Dr. James Andrews, an orthopedist, in Alabama today.
March 29, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Clayton Kershaw is in a strange and foreign place. One he had not planned to visit, even as late as Saturday afternoon. But there he was, headed to the disabled list for the first time in his career, ratcheting up the concern level regarding that sore upper back. “I can't pitch right now, so I'm going to have to take a few extra days. It's frustrating,” Kershaw said. “I've been hurt before, but I kind of knew when I'd be able to pitch. “Right now it's just not getting better fast enough.
November 13, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday morning at St. John's Pavilion in Santa Monica to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Mahony, 68, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, then returned to his residence at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Dr. Kevin Ehrhard, Mahony's surgeon, called the operation "very successful."
August 2, 2013 | By Donna Perlmutter
So you think classical music is purely a rarefied pursuit, where what matter are creativity, spirit and soul? The musician's body does not agree. Not midway through a high-powered symphony. Not sitting near the crashing cymbals in Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Not during the long haul of Wagner's "Ring" cycle. Take violinist David Harrington. He was in rehearsals with his adventurous Kronos Quartet, preparing to play the epic String Quartet No. 2 by Morton Feldman - it notoriously spans six hours without intermission.
The Padres, who already were concerned with their starting rotation for 1993, learned Tuesday that veteran starter Bruce Hurst's status could be jeopardized. Hurst underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala., in which a torn rotator cuff and torn cartilage were discovered. Dr. James Andrews repaired both of the tears in a one-hour surgery, and shaved the rotator cuff.
April 12, 2004 | Karen Voight, Karen Voight can be reached at
This exercise primarily works your rotator cuff muscles, which are deep within your shoulders. Perform this move on a ball and you will also be working your abdominals and back muscles, which help you balance during the movement. * 1 Lie down with your chest over a large stability ball. Move your legs shoulder-width apart, with your knees bent and your toes curled under for better stability. Hold a dumbbell in each hand. Bend your elbows at 90-degree angles, with your wrists below your elbows.
October 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Rising opera star Salvatore Licitra suffered a rotator cuff injury getting out of a cab, but he didn't let that stop him from singing the role that was Enrico Caruso's trademark. On Tuesday night, the 38-year-old Italian tenor ended up in a hospital emergency ward, instead of a Manhattan party thrown by Sony Classical in celebration of his latest recording, "Forbidden Love." He had stepped out of a taxi in a narrow space between parked cars and went flying to the ground, left shoulder first.
August 14, 1986 | Associated Press
Doctors said they found a partial tear of the rotator cuff and cartilage damage in the pitching shoulder of Atlanta Brave reliever Bruce Sutter during surgery Wednesday in East Lansing, Mich. Brave trainer Dave Pursley said Dr. Lanny Johnson cleaned debris from the shoulder. "Dr. Johnson thinks he helped Bruce," Pursley said. "He starts a rehabilitation program now, with a short range of motion over the next three weeks. Then, for a couple of months, he can do light exercises with weights.
April 27, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE
Dave Walsh, who was the top candidate to be the Dodgers' left-handed reliever until they acquired John Candelaria, has a possible tear in his rotator cuff and will require arthroscopic surgery May 7. Walsh was placed on waivers at the end of spring training, then sent to triple-A Albuquerque, where he made one appearance before complaining of a sore left shoulder. The shoulder might have been been affected by constant use. Walsh has regularly pitched in Mexico during the winter.
November 20, 2006 | Karen Voight
This exercise targets the rotator cuff muscles, located underneath the shoulders. These muscles are responsible for keeping your arm from slipping out of its socket and are very susceptible to injury. They enable you to twist your arms inward and outward and help in throwing and catching motions. They also come into play when you raise your arms above your head. Since they do a fair amount of work in most upper body movements, it's important to keep them strong, healthy and evenly balanced.
October 10, 2012 | Wire reports
The St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday removed Jaime Garcia from their division series roster, a day after he lasted only two innings in his Game 2 start against the Washington Nationals because of an ailing shoulder. An MRI exam revealed that the left-hander has a strained rotator cuff and inflammation in his throwing shoulder. He'll be replaced by rookie right-hander Shelby Miller. Garcia's health was a concern after he sat out two months because of shoulder fatigue, but he had pitched well since returning in mid-August and won his last three regular-season starts.
August 1, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he isn't concerned about the "little torn rotator cuff" in his right arm. "I'm good. It's OK, just sore," he said when asked about the injury. "I have a little torn rotator cuff. That doesn't heal. We just have to hope it doesn't tear the rest of the way," he said, laughing. Roethlisberger's injury occurred in the Steelers' Nov. 6 loss to Baltimore. He mentioned it in the spring, but this is the first time he has publicly called it a rotator cuff tear.
September 17, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Tony Gwynn Jr. said Saturday that he hopes his injured left shoulder heals soon enough for the outfielder to play again before the season ends Sept. 28. Gwynn initially jammed the shoulder while stealing a base against the Washington Nationals early this month, then aggravated the injury on another slide against the Arizona Diamondbacks last week. The Long Beach native said he has a bruised rotator cuff. Before the injury, Gwynn had appeared in 133 games and was batting .258 with two home runs, 22 runs batted in and a career-high 22 stolen bases.
September 1, 2010
Repairing a rotator cuff tear via surgery can be a tough decision for older people -- not every surgeon wants to fix their tears that way, believing it may lead to longer healing time or poor outcomes. But a new study shows that people older than age of 70 had good results after arthroscopic surgery of their rotator cuff tears. The study, published recently online in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery ,  looked at results two years after surgery among 39 people age 70 and older who had a full-thickness tear in their rotator cuff.
October 23, 2009 | Mike Bresnahan
When the Lakers boarded a row of double-decker buses for their championship parade in June, they should have left one seat open, reserved for Good Fortune. They managed to keep almost everybody off the injured list, an often-overlooked part of their successful season. Kobe Bryant played in all 105 of their games. Pau Gasol played in 104. So did Derek Fisher . Andrew Bynum missed 32 because of a torn knee ligament, but his replacement in the starting lineup, Lamar Odom , missed only four games.
March 4, 2009 | Chris Foster
USC's chances in next week's Pacific 10 Conference tournament could receive a boost with the return of forward Marcus Johnson, who has missed the last seven games because of a strained rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Johnson was cleared medically to play the last two games of the regular season. He has been more active in practice the last two days, though he still mostly uses his left hand. "He's been away for four weeks," Coach Tim Floyd said.
June 7, 2008 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
BOSTON -- After Chellsie Memmel did a watered-down vault with only one twist as her first event, then took an arena-rattling face plant on a fall during her uneven bars warmup, it seemed as if her Olympic plans had been drawn on a fairy tale map full of wishes instead of reality. Yet no more than an hour later, Memmel, from West Allis, Wis.
May 7, 2007 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
In the wake of rotator cuff surgery, traditional physical therapy might be enough for some people -- those who simply want to swing a tennis racket or take a book off a shelf. But for more macho types, those whose proclivities run toward hauling rebar and installing drywall, "traditional" isn't always enough. They appear to need barbells.
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