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Shoulder Injury: Bankarts Lesion Advice


#1

Hi there,

i dont know where to post my question, but strength sports fits well:
playing american football, i got injured and the doc diagnosed a Bankart´s lesion(shoulder) that needs to be operated. now my question:
has anyone ever encountered such an injury and can tell me, if its necessesary to operate it immediately?

i play in germany and we are in the middle of the season. i dont know wheter to get operated now or if i can wait until september, when the seasons end, and keep on playing with pain?


#2

In my experience, every athlete with a Bankart ended up having surgery or a junk shoulder. There are very few cases where surgery is not need. It doesn’t have to be right away, but unfortunately it may be inevitable.


#3

thats what the doctor told me to, my question is, if i am going to fuck up my shoulder even more if i take some hits