Mavs’ Jalen Brunson Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Mavericks point guard Jalen Brunson has undergone surgery to address the labrum injury in his right shoulder, the team announced today in a press release. No timetable has been set for Brunson’s recovery.

Brunson has been sidelined since February 22 due to his right shoulder injury. A report in late February indicated that the Mavs were concerned the second-year guard had suffered a torn labrum. That report suggested Brunson may attempt to return and play through the pain before undergoing surgery in the offseason.

With the NBA’s season now on hiatus, Brunson and the Mavs took the opportunity to address his shoulder issue immediately — it’s not clear if that would have happened if not for the stoppage. Although his recovery timeline isn’t known, Brunson may now have a chance to recover before season’s end, depending on if and when the league resumes play.

Brunson, 23, has been an important rotation piece for Dallas this season, starting 16 of his 57 games. He has averaged 8.2 PPG, 3.3 APG, and 2.4 RPG on .466/.358/.813 shooting in 17.9 minutes per contest.

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3 thoughts on “Mavs’ Jalen Brunson Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

  1. Simmons>Russ

    Perfect time for players with niggles and small pains to get it looked at or fixed while the league in or a break and then if the league resumes or even if it skips to the playoffs your fresh and ready.

    That goes for big names players to Kawhi Leonard, PG, Siakim, Simmons, Embiid, Brogdan and Russ come to mind. These guys should be looking at how to be 100% and fresh if the season gets underway again.

  2. El Don

    Nice to have a proper basketball related news here without any mention of the cold/flu that is depriving us of such entertainment!

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      Sure a lot of what is going on right now is total overreaction. But acting like it’s just a really bad cold going around is just as ridiculous. Hopefully things will start to calm down over the next few weeks if the containment here continues to work. And maybe by next month things will also start to return back to normal. The alternative of a nationwide outbreak is far worse than what is going on right now. Sure it would mostly be elderly people who died, but that’s still millions of people who’s lives will hopefully be saved by all this.

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