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Can I play hockey (no contact) with a separated shoulder?
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Dr. J.Milo Sewards
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Possibly
It depends on the severity of the separation.
Most mild shoulder separations settle down in a few weeks, and you can return to hockey. Despite playing in a no contact league, there is inevitably going to be some contact, which can aggravate the injury. You can also get tripped while skating and land on your shoulder, so you have to consider the risks associated with returning to play.

In brief: Possibly
It depends on the severity of the separation.
Most mild shoulder separations settle down in a few weeks, and you can return to hockey. Despite playing in a no contact league, there is inevitably going to be some contact, which can aggravate the injury. You can also get tripped while skating and land on your shoulder, so you have to consider the risks associated with returning to play.
Dr. J.Milo Sewards
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Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Usually
As a rule of thumb, return to sport after a shoulder separation (acrmioclavicular sprain) is dependent on the severity of the injury, regaining shoulder motion and strength, being able to perform the necessary tasks of the sport, and the risk of reinjury.
Non-contact sports have a lower risk of reinjury. Consultation with an athletic trainer or physician is advisable before returning to play.

In brief: Usually
As a rule of thumb, return to sport after a shoulder separation (acrmioclavicular sprain) is dependent on the severity of the injury, regaining shoulder motion and strength, being able to perform the necessary tasks of the sport, and the risk of reinjury.
Non-contact sports have a lower risk of reinjury. Consultation with an athletic trainer or physician is advisable before returning to play.
Dr. Tandy Freeman
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