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Jacob Turner has shoulder tendinitis

Mar 14, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

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You know what a really vague injury is? “Dead arm.”  That’s what Tigers’ prospect Jacob Turner was said to have yesterday.  The next vaguest diagnosis is tendinitis. That’s what he’s said to have today. In his shoulder, and as such he is being shut down for a week.

Thing about such maladies, however, is that the more specific you get, the scarier it is. By the time you get to things being “frayed” and — heavens — “ruptured,” you’re in full-blown panic if the guy plays for your team.

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