4/30/21, 1:13 AM
Wilson’s shoulder history is not nothing, but he’s still pretty safe. He had shoulder surgery on his throwing side to repair a labral tear in 2019. Reassuring is NFL data that says we shouldn’t expect any decrease in the number of games played or started in the early part of his career. Additionally, reports from the combine were overwhelmingly positive about the current status of his shoulder, which essentially means he made a full recovery and his MRI looks clean. On the other hand, the dominant shoulder of a throwing athlete is subject to major stresses, and there is data to suggest an increased re-injury rate. So overall, short and medium term risk is minimal but long-term is not zero.
Labrum surgery (throwing shoulder) – 2019
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