The University of Tennessee confirmed Friday evening that freshman basketball guard Robert Hubbs III will undergo season-ending surgery on his troublesome left shoulder "within the next week."
The former five-star recruit, who averaged five points and 18.3 minutes in 12 games this season, has missed the past two games with a ligament injury he's had since his last year at Dyer County High School in West Tennessee. Hubbs has worn a brace on the shoulder during practices and games throughout the season.
He'll begin rehab once the surgery is complete, and there's no timetable for his return, though he should be ready to return in plenty of time for the start of next season.
Patrick Brown has been the University of Tennessee beat writer since January 2011. A native of Memphis, Brown graduated from UT in May of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Electronic Media and worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel for two years on the sports editorial staff and as a freelance contributor. If it’s the NBA, the NFL or SEC football and basketball, he’s probably reading about it or watching it on TV. Contact him ...