Repairing a muscle tear
A young man feels a sharp pain and something give in his shoulder while lifting weights.
Ben is a 27-year-old carpenter who plays recreational rugby on the weekends. He trains twice a week at the gym to maintain his strength and muscle bulk.
A week ago, he was doing a bench press near his maximum lifting ability when he felt pain and something give in his shoulder. His friend had to put the weight back on the rack for him and he was unable to continue training. He iced his shoulder thinking that he had strained something.