Originally Posted by Griffin.
She had shoulder problems in 04, end of 05-early 06 and in 07, but I think those were all separate from the 08 injury right?
04, 05 and 06 all were, they were about inflammation. 07 is hard to tell, because she never said it was just inflammation so it's possible that she may have had a minor tear then, and simply it went undetected or she didn't tell the media.
In 08 though, she definitely tore the shoulder in two separate places, and it went undetected from April onwards, meaning she may not have needed surgery if it was originally noticed. Maria's said that she wasn't exactly happy her own specialist missed that (as you can imagine, she missed the Olympics because of this).