Washington To Have Left Labrum Surgery
Aug. 8, 2011
USC sophomore basketball player Curtis Washington has been diagnosed with a tear in his left labrum which requires surgery and he will likely miss the entire 2011-12 season, it was announced by USC head basketball coach Kevin O'Neill on Aug. 7. The surgery to repair Washington's labrum will take place late in the week of Aug. 22-28 at USC Hospital.
Although Washington will not be able to play in the games, he will travel with USC on its trip to Brazil from Aug. 12-21 when it will play a series of games against Brazilian Division I professional teams.
Washington, a 6-10, 245-pound forward, appreared in three games for USC last season without taking a shot. Washington suffered from left shoulder instability at the beginning of the 2010-11 season, but the tear in the labrum did not happen until after USC began practicing for its trip on July 28.