Jazz guard Dante Exum to have surgery on separated shoulder
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 17, 2017 08:37 AM
Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) lays the ball up against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum will have surgery to repair a separated left shoulder.
The surgery is scheduled for Oct. 24 in Los Angeles and there is no announced timeline for his return.
Exum was injured in a preseason game against the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 6 (Oct. 7, PHL time) when he landed awkwardly on the floor.
The 2014 No. 5 overall pick was hoping to have a career year as a restricted free agent. Coach Quin Snyder was playing Exum as a point guard and off guard this season and there were additional opportunities with the departures of Gordon Hayward and George Hill.
This is the second significant injury of Exum’s short career. A torn ACL kept him from playing in 2015-16.
Exum averaged 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists last season.