Australian phenom Josh Green recently underwent surgery to repair a left shoulder that was dislocated in the Nike Hoop Summit, in Portland on 12 April.
Green revealed on social media that he had been playing for some time with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, a pre-existing injury he took into the Nike Hoop Summit.
The Arizona-bound star would go on to dislocate the same shoulder in the early stages of the event, in which he suited up as a starter for the World Team. Green played through the injury before his side succumbed to Team USA 93-87 in a closely fought encounter.
According to various online sources, full recovery from a torn labrum can take up to 12 weeks. The injury rules the 18 year old out of contention for the final Australian Boomers squad that will participate in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
Green has been one of the most dominant players in US high school basketball throughout the 2018/19 season. He was named MVP after scoring 19 points for IMG Academy in winning a first ever national championship, before taking part in the 2019 McDonalds All-American game.
Green is currently ranked at 7th in ESPN’s top 100 high school basketball prospects, and has committed to the Arizona Wildcats. A possible ‘one-and-done’ talent, Green is projected to also be a Top 15 selection in the 2020 NBA Draft in ESPN’s mock draft.
However for now, Green’s attention will be on making a complete recovery from his shoulder injury ahead of what promises to be one of the most highly anticipated seasons in Arizona’s recent basketball history.