After Monday's game against the Cubs, Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks told reporters he has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 subscapularis muscle tear in his left shoulder, but that the injury would not require surgery. The team took the opportunity to clarify the injury report on on Tuesday via Twitter, calling it a strain and noting that the MRIs revealed no tendon or ligament damage and confirmed that Dank's labrum is intact.
#WhiteSox pitcher John Danks had 2 MRIs on Monday & results showed a mild Grade 1 strain of the subscapularis muscle in his left shoulder— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 19, 2012
Tests show no tendon or ligament damage and his labrum is intact & strain has shown improvement from the previous MRI he underwent (May 23)— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 19, 2012
Danks will also begin a rehab and strength program on Friday, and the Sox will monitor his progress going forward.
Danks will begin a rehabilitation & strengthening program on Friday under the supervision of #WhiteSox Head Athletic Trainer Herm Schneider— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 19, 2012