Monday, May 28, 2007

PI: Burse Considering Off-Season Surgery

Important scoop in tomorrow's Seattle P-I (available online tonight, and possibly in other papers tomorrow): Storm center Janell Burse appears to be leaning toward having surgery to repair the partially torn labrum in her left shoulder after this season.

Burse had the opportunity to undergo surgery this past winter, but decided she needed to play overseas instead, completing her second campaign with USK Praha. Shoulder surgery and rehab would likely sideline Burse the entire WNBA off-season.

Strengthening the muscles around her shoulder has allowed Burse to return quickly from the pair of shoulder episodes she has had since rejoining the Storm early in the month, but Burse is apparently concerned about the frequency of these episodes, which are the reality of her situation until or unless she has the labrum tear repaired.

Monday Update: The P-I is alone with this story. Kudos to Darren Fessenden.


Anonymous said...

About darn time. She should have had the surgery this past winter.

Kevin Pelton said...

That's easy to say when it's not your decision and not your career.