BOTH RC TENDONS, just to be clear.
First one in college working as a student aid, lifted a big gas generator off a flat bed. Didn’t know at the time, it just hurt. I wasn’t a gym rat back then, so fast forward to lifting and it always hurt but I managed. Never had a great BP but squats and deads were in the 400’s and 500’s, respectively. But I actually “tore” by something very sexy…I slipped on the ice and threw my arms out to catch myself and that was it. That was around 2002.
In 2014, I tore the right RC tendon also in very sexy way…swinging a sledge hammer to break up tile. That injury I felt very specifically and knew it instantly. When I went to the Dr, I told him exactly what I had. He was dubious but the MRI proved me right.
Everything has been repaired and rehabbed.