Football fans got some very unexpected news last week when it was revealed that Trevor Lawrence would be throwing for teams on February 12 and skipping the Tigers Pro Day next month so that he can have surgery on his left shoulder.
The former Clemson quarterback needs surgery to repair the labrum in his non-throwing shoulder. Questions started immediately after the news broke about whether it would cause his draft status to be affected.
That doesn’t appear to be the case at all according to an area Jacksonville doctor, especially since it is his non-throwing shoulder.
“The labrum has the soft tissue that rims the socket of the shoulder,” Dr. Swanson said. “From what I’ve read it sounds like he probably has a small tear of that labrum tissue which means it’s a portion of that tissue detached from the bone. And it can be fairly easy to reattach. He should be able to be back in the weight room fairly quickly and should not have a huge impact on him going forward.”
This season Lawrence completed 231 of his 334 pass attempts for 3,154 yards with 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also rushed 68 times for 203 and eight touchdowns.
From the way it sounds, Lawrence still looks to be the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft, which would make him Clemson’s first ever football player to accomplish that.