On Wednesday night, the Portland Trail Blazers announced that center Ed Davis will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. Davis played in just 46 of the Trail Blazers’ 59 games thus far, sitting with various injuries. He sustained this specific injury during the 2015-16 season, and it worsened over time, as stated in the official press release:
Portland center Ed Davis will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder to repair an injured labrum, it was announced today by Neil Olshey, Trail Blazers president of basketball operations.
The procedure is scheduled to be performed next Tuesday by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.
A specific prognosis will be determined for Davis following the procedure, but he is expected to be out for the remainder of the 2016-2017 season.
Davis originally injured the shoulder during the 2015-16 season and has progressively worsened.
Davis is averaging 4.3 points (52.8% FG), 5.3 rebounds and 17.2 minutes in 46 games (12 starts) this season.
Davis had seen his role reduced this season, and he now joins Festus Ezeli behind the bench. Jusuf Nurkic and Meyers Leonard account for the Trail Blazers’ remaining healthy centers.