Originally Posted by beatles2006
I saw the withdrawal match on Sunday in New Haven and her match a couple days later in New York (both live) and if you believed what Davenport portrayed that Sunday, the recovery a couple days later was miraculous. Maybe modern medical science and cortisone shots explains it.......and maybe not. I'm not saying I know, just that its happened to me twice with Davenport and never with any other tennis player. A few years back I was struck by the same exact thing--she withdrew from Pilot Pen and was healthy as could be at the US Open.
Or maybe, you should understand the diagnosed injury before pretending to know what you're talking about.
I was in New Haven for the final, and she was in obvious pain. She couldn't serve. Notice how her serve speed dropped as the match went on. It hurt her to pull out of that final. She was sobbing during her speech, because she was so upset - not because of the pain, but because she felt she let the fans down.
The pain in her shoulder was caused by muscle fatigue and swelling of the tendons. This is not uncommon after not playing for a very long time, and then spending long hours on court. Muscle fatigue can be very painful, especially when the tendons are inflamed. But, the injury is very day-to-day, and can feel fine one day, and awful the next. I suffered from shoulder injuries in the past, and if you keep playing with one, it can get really nasty. But if you stop and rest it for a few days, it will feel better, as long as you didn't develop full blown tendonitis around the shoulder/rotator cuff, or didn't do structural damage, like dislocating the shoulder or tearing the RC.