Well my son (16 year old 6' 2" LHP HS Junior) was getting ready for the summer season of his junior year finishing up high school baseball and his shoulder started to hurt warming up one day and now a little over a week later and an MRI we found out he has some fraying/minimal tearing of part of his rotator cuff. We also found out through this process that he has extremely loose joins (ligamentous laxity) which has likely been the underlying cause of some various injuries he has had over the last couple years.
He wants to keep going and rehab and build up his muscular structure significantly which the ortho recommended and said at this point he didn't see any need for surgery. The ortho said this isn't a "dream killer" but I am a bit worried that perhaps it may not be now but in the long run this may point to a problem he can't overcome. I have read quite a bit about it and it does seem that it doesn't have to be a long term issue. If it were a full tear that might in fact be enough to hang up the cleats.
I figured I would reach out on this forum and see if anyone had advice or experience in this area.