May 16, 2014 7:10 AM

Friday - 5/16/2014

Went to the doctor for my shoulder. Got x-rays. Initial diagnosis is likely a partial rotator cuff tear. Scheduling an MRI to get a better look.

We discussed getting a cortisone shot (since I still want to compete on Sunday). We agreed to skip the shot - better to let the pain dictate what I can and can't do. If the pain is gone and my shoulder is still injured, I am more likely to seriously hurt myself.