This Autumn I feel off a ladder while doing maintenance on my home. I tore my right rotator cuff. This will require surgery and several weeks or months for recovery. I hope, optimistically, to be back in the guitar chair sometime in February.
I know a few people who've been told by their doctors that recovery can take 6 months to a year. I don't know anyone who has had this lengthy of a recovery.
I also know people who have been back to their daily routine in 6 to 8 weeks. I'm accentuating the positive.
BTW I have no idea why this website shows a published date of May 2023.