I posted this in the other ARam thread...
This is exactly what I referred to in my previous posting about the media's ignorance on using proper terminology with injuries:
According to Yahoo:
"This was the worst of his three separations, he said, with a doctor having to force the shoulder back in the socket..."
The description by ARam that the doctor had to put the shoulder back into joint clearly indicates a true dislocation, and not a "separation" at all; again, 2 totally different joints with different recoveries.
The Yahoo report went on to indicate that the physicians would re-evaluate after his "recovery" to determine if he needed surgery to "tighten" the joint. This reinforces what I described in earlier postings about the severity of dislocations and the possibility of surgery and prolonged absence from playing.
In any event, this does not seem to bode well for ARam for the rest of the season. If he indeed has had 3 previous dislocations (and not separations as reported), it would indicate that he has a pretty loose shoulder that will require surgery. Expect at least an 8 week absence, but quite possibly season ending.
I also own him in one league, and will wait it out for 1 week to see if there are any updates. However, I will probably be dropping him, as I think this will be a season ending situation.
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