Was he just waiting for it to fall off?
Washington Nationals shortstop Cristian Guzman said Friday that he has experienced pain in his ailing right shoulder for "three or four years," dating from his six-season run in Minnesota.
"My shoulder’s really bothered me for that long," Guzman said a day after he had a torn labrum diagnosed, an injury that means he will miss at least two weeks and potentially the entire season. "But I played like that, because I don’t like not to play. But this year, this is different. It’s worse."
If this is true, then its remarkable he was able to hit/field so well as a Twin.
It also speaks to how incomplete his Nats’ physical must have been … and how stubbord/stupid Guzman must have been to not say anything last year when everything went so poorly for him.
He came to camp this year stating he was much improved … lasik surgery on the eyes .. determined to make up for last year. Well, he KNEW his shoulder was still problematic.