New York Jets QB Erik Ainge, the former Tennessee standout, revealed via Twitter that he tore his rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder.
“Found out i have a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder today, no fun, o well, could always be worse, im sober and loved, all that matters,” Ainge tweeted.
Ainge, 25, who went public recently with his drug and alcohol addictions in an interview with ESPNNewYork.com is still under contract with the Jets. Rather reporting to training camp last season, he checked into a rehab center and spent the season on the non-football illness list.
“My addiction is with the hardest of hard drugs — heroin, cocaine and alcohol,” he said. “During my days of using, I was a really bad drug addict. I would’ve made Charlie Sheen look like Miss Daisy.”
Ainge was a fifth round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.