Definition of labrum
1 : an upper or anterior mouthpart of an arthropod consisting of a single median piece in front of or above the mandibles
2 : a ring of fibrous cartilage forming the margin of the shallow cavity of the upper part of the scapula by which the humerus articulates with the shoulder girdle
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The labrum usually tears off the bone and does not have the ability to heal itself.
During that series, Avisail Garcia, a first-time All-Star this season, tore the labrum in his left shoulder and missed four months of the season.
Multiple sources said the current injury, termed a left lat strain, is not as serious as the shoulder labrum that the Cincinnati Reds catcher had repaired a year ago.
What happened: Torn labrum and partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder during the 2005 season finale.
A torn labrum, memorable for all the wrong reasons.
Orr actually played for six weeks with a fractured shoulder last November and December, and wound up tearing his labrum and injuring his biceps tendon as a result.
Armstead tore the labrum in his shoulder during minicamp and will miss 4-6 months.
Yastrzemski returned in early May from offseason core and hip labrum surgeries and hit just .228/.317/.378 in 41 games at Norfolk.
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