Been lifting since high school but, after a lay off, got back into it and the shoulder just wasn't right. I would feel this back in my heavy days where it would just sit differently than the other but never hurt, never felt unsteady or weak. MRI confirmed a "large tear to superior and posterior labrum." I can crank out a few pull ups (25lbs overweight) and they don't exactly hurt but they feel like a bad idea while doing them. Physical therapy will start soon but PT said, "You're going to want this scoped," and I'm inclined to agree. My hobbies include weightlifting and BJJ and part of job involves physically controlling resisting subjects. I'm 37 years old so I know that 2-3 months off the road will suck but I'm concerned about the recovery afterwards. A friend who had it done in his twenties said it was another three months before he felt strong. He's in the gym more than ever now. Another guy is basically forbidden from doing anything and has a stainless steel carpet tack holding his shit together. A third guy told me to ask about stem cell therapy and I'm all like "I'm not freaking Aaron Rodgers over here." Any advice/support/whatever?