Originally Posted by BigCatDaddy
Pray it's just a strain. I tore a rotator cuff and couldn't bench for about 9 months, but didn't have surgery.
Did it heal? Are you back to 100%?
I've never had a shoulder injury (knock on pressed particle board) but I would think that avoiding surgery would be wise. My wife had major shoulder surgery and she often wishes that she didn't. Same story with one of my workout buddies.
I've had a couple of knee surgeries and it seems like it's close to impossible to mess up that joint. The shoulder is probably the most complicated joint in the body though.