Arizona Wildcats signee Josh Green revealed Thursday that he recently underwent shoulder surgery after injuring it at the Nike Hoop Summit on April 12.
“One week post surgery now and I just wanted to thank everyone for their support,” he wrote on Twitter. “The labrum in my left shoulder had been torn for a while, but it dislocated in the Hoop Summit game, so I needed surgery. My (doctor) has been great and I’m glad that both shoulders are fully fixed now so I can start rehab and come back stronger and more motivated than ever.”
Per HopkinsMedical, a torn labrum “takes at least four to six weeks for the labrum to reattach itself to the rim of the bone, and probably another four to six weeks to get strong.”
Meanwhile, a dislocated shoulder can take anywhere from three to 12 weeks to recover from, per WebMD.
Given those timetables, Green should be ready to roll by the time the 2019-20 season tips off in November.
The five-star wing is expected to have a major role—and probably start—for the Wildcats from day one. The 6-foot-6 McDonald All-American is listed as the No. 12 recruit in the 2019 class, per 247Sports composite rankings.