shoulder separation


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shoulder separation

Colloquial term for an acromioclavicular sprain.
See: acromioclavicular sprain.
See also: separation
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Comparable values for 2- and 3-inch tenons with a 2-inch shoulder separation were 2,280 and 3,509 pounds, respectively.
Selena Roberts, in a New York Times column discussing coaches and the fact that they play fast and loose with truth in terms of injuries, also pointed at Martz, even though the bulk of the column looked at Mike Shanahan and his in-game report that Jake Plummer had a concussion and not a shoulder separation.
Sanders is classed as questionable with a toe injury and Smith suffered a shoulder separation against Seattle but is listed as probable.
A shoulder separation occurs where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the shoulder blade (scapula).
Had it not been for a slight shoulder separation at the time, I would have patted myself on the back over this coup.
One real obstacle for Harnett was a massive shoulder separation suffered during a race in January, 1992.
His recent injuries -- a shoulder separation last November, a broken thighbone last April -- have slowed the pope down noticeably.