is a senior attack and four year member of the lacrosse team. During
a game on 10/14/01 at Montclair University in the non-traditional
season he injured his shoulder during a collision. He was evaluated
in the athletic training room at Stockton on Monday and a posterior
subluxation episode was suspected. This is a pretty rare injury
in athletics. He was referred to Dr. Steve Zabinski in Somers Point,
NJ on 10/16 and an MRI was ordered. His MRI revealed a posterior
labral tear and accompanying capsular detachment. Brian remained
in a sling until he underwent arthroscopic surgery on 11/2/01. Dr.
Zabinski performed a posterior Bankart Repair and a thermal capsulorraphy.
He was placed in an abduction brace and began a simple home exercise
plan. He began his rehab program with Stockton Athletic Training
Services on 11/27. Brian came in 4 days per week during this time.
His program initially focused on returning his range of motion to
normal. His internal rotation work was limited to protect the surgical
repair. His strengthening work avoided flexion initially and other
activities that stress the posterior of the shoulder. His ROM goals
were reached within 2 weeks and he progressed very quickly. During
the winter break he began an advanced home
program, excluding the bench press and push ups. When Brian returned
to school he again began formal rehab 3x's per week at Stockton.
At the end of January he was cleared to return to lacrosse practice
but was restricted to non-contact activities. After two weeks he
was cleared to return to full participation. He continued preventive
rehab 2 days per week for the remainder of the semester. Brian played
in every game for the lacrosse team and experienced no significant
symptoms relating to his shoulder injury. He ended the season fourth
on the team in scoring with 32 points (19 goals, 13 assists). Brian
made a significant contribution to his team which went 12-2 and
won their first ever ECAC Tournament Championship.