Trail Blazers guard Shaedon Sharpe, the No. 7 overall pick of last month’s draft, won’t require surgery to repair the small labral tear in his left shoulder, the team announced in a press release.
The 19-year-old will continue to rehab the injury and is expected to be ready to go for training camp in the fall, per the team.
Sharpe was technically enrolled at Kentucky for his first and only college season in 2021/22 but never actually played for the Wildcats, making him one of the biggest mysteries of this year’s draft. He was injured just six minutes into his Summer League debut against Detroit on July 7, so Portland fans will have to wait a few more months to see him play.
While Sharpe was viewed as a high-risk, high-reward prospect due to the fact that he hadn’t played in a competitive setting for nearly a year, the Blazers clearly felt comfortable enough to select him with their mid-lottery pick. He will be one of the more interesting rookies to follow in ’22/23.
6 thoughts on “Shaedon Sharpe Won’t Need Shoulder Surgery For Labral Tear”
Here’s hoping he makes it at least 7 minutes into his first training camp game.
Just delaying the inevitable.
If you look closely, it looks like Jaden Ivey pulls on his arm to cause the injury
This is what I said after it happened…
The play where he got hurt, I thought maybe his hand got caught in a jersey, but I couldn’t see what effected him. His arm pretty much immediately started hanging, which makes me think maybe separated shoulder or possibly even torn labrum? But what even happened? He took a little bump right before, but nothing out of the ordinary, and seemed fine. Then the play where he reached a little and came up with the arm…did anyone maybe see what actually happened? I thought he looked good in certain areas I was hoping to see improvement in before it happened…
You’re saying that Ivey pulled on him? I seriously doubt that. This is the first time I’ve seen anyone even comment on what happened, b/c I still dont know, but i think that might have been something more prevalent if that’s what happened. Nobody really talks about how Al Horford injured Justise Winslow’s shoulder after a game was over a few years ago, but i would think if something like that happened in summer league, it would be a big deal
Great young talent on this team.
As I’ve thought about the crazy $$$ this team is allocating to Dame, I gotta say, he is probably the best mentor in the NBA. Cronin is a personel guy, brought in some data guys to build team structure. The summer league tourney result is great to build on and learn from. Dame is going to show those kids how to become stars like he did with Ant. He is building a legacy. He’s worth every penny and I hope he proves to be the David Robinson of Portland.