Mondi wrote:However, my gut says Kesler will miss the whole season. If he can't even lift his arm above his head, he won't have full arm strength until sometime in late 2013 or early 2014.
Where are people getting this rumour about Kesler and not being able to lift his arm above his head?
That is a strength building exercise, picture was taken yesterday.
You generally don't start strength building exercises like that during rehab until full range of motion is achieved. If he can't lift his arm above his head he wouldn't have a full ROM in his shoulder.
Now it's not free weights but he looks like he has a decent ROM even with that exercise. I would wager a guess that if Kesler couldn't lift his arm over his head they wouldn't be letting him do strengthening exercises like the one in the pic.
Also if you look at the pics from today at camp, Kesler is in full gear, skating, with a stick and playing with a puck. No way do they let him do that if he doesn't have full ROM.
I call a farce on this he can't lift his arm over his head BS.