Just learned this morning (via MRI results) that I have a full-thickness/complete tear supraspinatus tendon (rotator cuff) with 1.2cm retraction (not good). Add to that 2 bone spurs and a cyst. Doc is recommending arthroscopic surgery next week. He expects me to be out of tennis altogether for a minimum of 6 months AND INDICATED THAT HE WOULD SPEND THAT 6 MONTHS TRYING TO CONVINCE ME TO QUIT THE GAME to avoid another tear that could lead to having joint artificially replaced. Is this Doc overreacting in an attempt to manage my expectations? Or, is he serious? I am used to playing competitive singles 4.0 tennis 5-7 days a week. What in the world would I do having to give the game up? At best, what in the world am I going to do for the next 6-9 months without playing? Has anyone gone through the same injury/surgery/rehab? What should I expect?