Just last week I wrote about Glen Perkins’s rehabilitation and attempted comeback from the surgery he had on his torn labrum in June 2016, saying
While Perkins is on schedule with his rehabilitation, he’s about three weeks behind schedule when it comes to his usual preseason preparation. He still hopes to pitch in a spring training game by mid-March, and start with the team on opening day, April 3rd. However, it sounds like basically any sort of set-back whatsoever will mean he’ll start the year on the DL.
If you ask me, it sounds like that’s pretty likely. Perkins might say his shoulder feels better, but he also hasn’t been throwing anywhere near the major league level. Given the type of injury, it’s pretty likely returning to that level will bring along complications.
Hate to say I called it, especially in circumstances like these, but hey—I called it (along with many others).
Perkins had been scheduled to throw off the mound this Friday, but according to Patrick Reusse, that will no longer be happening.
Glen Perkins has felt familiar catch behind his left shoulder & won't throw off mound on Friday as his recovery plan had targeted.— Patrick Reusse (@1500ESPN_Reusse) February 9, 2017
Best I can tell, catch behind shoulder for Perkins was something he felt in springs past -- before the torn labrum. Might be unrelated.— Patrick Reusse (@1500ESPN_Reusse) February 9, 2017
As detailed in my previous post, recovering from a torn labrum is extremely hard and rare, which is why this setback isn’t very surprising. Perkins has even acknowledged himself that his career may be over.
Best of luck, Glen.
LEN3 is now clarifying that this is not a “setback”.
Just got word that Perkins did NOT have a setback, but just needs more time to work on arm strength before he takes a mound— LaVelle E. Neal III (@LaVelleNeal) February 9, 2017
OH, ah, okay then. Take your time Glen!