According to multiple reports from Mesa on Saturday, Angel Guzman has a “significant tear in a ligament in his right shoulder” and will be shut down for the foreseeable future. The MRI on his right shoulder not only revealed a significant ligament tear but instability in his shoulder.
Guzman is considering a more conservative approach instead of surgery on his right shoulder according to a report from Cubs.com.
The injury is related to the soreness that put Guzman on the DL last June and at the end of the season. Guzman was shut down on September 22 with pain near his right armpit. According to a report from Bruce Levine, “if he chooses rehab, the initial prognosis is for Guzman to rest 4- weeks before starting a conditioning program.” The other option is surgery which would put his career in jeopardy.
Bruce Levine reported, “shoulder ligament surgery has been success in only a very few cases in the past.”
Angel Guzman has already had shoulder surgery and reconstructive elbow surgery in his short career. Guzman is expected to receive a second opinion before making a decision on his two options.