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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