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Jered Weaver’s sore shoulder examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum

Sep 5, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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Not only is Jered Weaver is expected to miss his scheduled Friday start with shoulder soreness, Alden Gonzalez of reports that the Angels ace was examined this morning by Dr. Lewis Yocum.

Normally “examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum” is enough to cause a panic, but in this case Weaver’s sore shoulder came from being hit by a line drive. In other words, we’re (presumably) not talking about a torn labrum or rotator cuff or any of the usual shoulder-related injuries on which Yocum is famous for performing surgeries.

Plus, Yocum is the Angels’ team doctor, so Weaver going to see him is different than non-Angels pitchers doing the same.

Weaver is 16-4 with a 2.86 ERA and 121/38 K/BB ratio in 160 innings, although he’s struggled somewhat recently with a 6.14 ERA and seven homers allowed in his last five outings.

  1. APBA Guy - Sep 5, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    For a long time, Dr. James Andrews was the Braves’ team doctor. So the phrase “having his elbow examined by Dr. Andrews” while not as terrifying as “bitten in half by a great white shark while body surfing off Perth” is still terrifying, as is ““examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum”. SOme things just strike fear in otherwise rational humans.

  2. seeinred87 - Sep 6, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    You can definitely tear your labrum with a solid shot to the shoulder. A knee tore mine up pretty good.

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