Feb 28, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard Kevin Martin (12) drives on Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan (10) during the third quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-US Presswire
We haven't seen any Kevin Martin action for quite a while, and it's been even longer since we've seen Kevin Martin action that is actually watchable. His shoulder has been bothering him all season, but today Jonathan Feigen posted a report on Ultimate Rockets that digs deeper into the issue:
While it is unclear when Kevin Martin will be able to return from the shoulder issues that have kept him out for the past six games, he has
been able to get an understanding for why the problems have persisted.
An MRI performed on Wednesday revealed a tear in the labral of his right shoulder. Tests showed the tear to be a preexisting injury. He re-aggravated it Feb. 2 and continued to play with occasional issues. The problems have become more severe since running into a screen in
Cleveland March 11. He has not played or practiced since.
"I've had better days," he said. "We did the MRI and it showed a tear. We'll see how it goes. There's going to be some rehab and treatment. It's from a while ago when it started hurting me. We have some work to do."
Frustrated with the lack of progress with the therapy on the shoulder, Martin sought the additional tests and said he considered the MRI results a setback, but the prognosis for his return has not changed with Martin still considered day-to-day.
Any doctors here? What the hell is a torn labral?