The labrum is a firm fibrocartilaginous structure that is attached to the inner socket of the shoulder and hip joints.
It does seem likely that Tanaka — a fastball pitcher who’s had a UCL injury at such a young age — is destined for Tommy John surgery. The real question is, if not now, when?
Nets forward Mirza Teletovic expects to be able to resume playing in July. He was diagnosed with pulmonary embolus, which has also sidelined Heat All-Star Chris Bosh for the remainder of the season.
The Chicago Bulls star will have surgery on his right knee for the second straight season, casting doubt on whether the once dynamic point guard will ever be the same after a series of injuries.
“It’s just a little sore, it’s really a non-issue,” the slugger said Tuesday, when Mets position players were due to report to spring training.
He didn’t limit the session to fastballs. The 25-year-old threw some secondary stuff, and tossed a devastating curveball that manager Terry Collins called “stinkin’ dynamite.”
“It’s absolutely good,” Tanaka said through a translator. “I think the No. 1 thing is throwing it a little bit harder than last time.”
The dream, of course, is that Matt Harvey will be dominant coming off Tommy John surgery. The reality says he’s 50-50 to resume his reign of terror on NL hitters until he actually starts proving it.
Carmelo Anthony has acknowledged he may soon need to shut himself down due to a sore left knee. Surgery is an option, too. But he’s still planning to start Sunday’s showcase at MSG.
“I won’t even try to force it. Even though the game will be in New York and I’d love to play in front of that crowd, if I can’t go, I can’t go.”
The 28-year-old right-hander threw from 120 feet on flat ground Tuesday at the Yankees’ minor league complex and appears on track to rejoin the team by June.
Carmelo Anthony left in the fourth quarter to get his left knee re-taped, the team said, but never returned — and in the locker room afterward, showed signs of frustration.
“So far he’s felt good,” Rothschild said Monday at the Yankees’ minor league complex. “He’s had a good winter.”
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist expressed hope he would return from a throat-area injury before the start of the playoffs.
Injuries are suddenly catching up to the New York Islanders, who ruled out three regulars before their win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.