Blatantly ripping off the Barack Obama basketball injury, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett's office has announced that he, too, is on the injured-reserve list.
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Emmett separated his shoulder in an early-morning tennis game today and will likely require surgery, spokesman Joe Stinebaker says.
"Judge Emmett fell and landed on his shoulder during a tennis match with a friend, suffering a 'Stage 3 Acromioclavicular (AC) Separation,' meaning that the two ligaments at the joint were both torn and the shoulder displaced," Stinebaker said.
Emmett's public schedule is being cut back for a while. He's now resting at home, and "and will visit with an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow, at which time a date is expected to be set for surgery," the spokesman says.
He might be back in a more or less normal routine by the end of the week, but his tennis future is less certain.