After reading all the stories and posts no 2 are the same, but one thing in common is SLAP tears take time. Month 5 after 2021’s surgery for Labrum tear. Recovery has been going well—the first 4 months were filled more with anxiety than pain. Our PT is a baseball friend and has been very deliberate in the exercises he prescribes. A huge weight was lifted when 2021 was cleared to throw and hit again at about the 4 month point. I had not seen a smile so big since he was playing!
This week’s throwing rehab was moved back to 60’:
rehab exercise warmup, 10 @30’, 10@45’, 15@60’, rest 5 minutes, 5@30’, 5@45’, 25@60’ then rehab warmdown and ice. Mom was his throwing partner yesterday and said velocity was maybe too good—it stung a little!
For hitting he is restricted to right side of the plate (switch). He kept fairly active with a one handed bat and tee work from month 3 on. He is taking BP with HS fall team and was cleared to hit in fall ball games as DH with pinch runner. Only one game so far and of course first AB is HBP! Team loved it and let him know! He would like to swing from other side if for no other reason than to play golf again (lefty clubs), but PT said that is still a way off.
Also a way to go before he catches again and all of this interrupted recruiting at a critical time but grades have stayed up (maybe even improved with the free time) and he is growing and getting bigger so some positives to offset the timing.
Great to read all the encouraging stories—good luck to all of the others in the same boat!