Tragic news for the Chicago Bulls organization and fans just hit the internet. Upcoming third-year guard Coby White underwent successful surgery on his left shoulder to repair an injury suffered this past weekend while engaging in private basketball activities, according to Tim Bontemps from ESPN.
Head team physician Dr. Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopedics repaired the damaged shoulder on June 10. He’ll be re-evaluated in four months which is prior to the 2021-2022 NBA season but after training camp.
The Bulls say Coby White had surgery on his left shoulder for an injury he sustained while doing “basketball related activities” over the weekend. He will be re-evaluated in four months — meaning right before the start of the regular season, and after training camp has begun.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 10, 2021
The former 7th pick overall in the 2019 NBA Draft, will miss a full off-season after an improved second season in which he averaged 15.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.8 assists in 31 minutes of action. He improved in every single statistical category from his rookie season.
Chicago’s front office has been flirting with the idea of adding another point guard into the mix(i.e, Lonzo Ball) so this off-season injury does not bode well for Coby White.
Plenty of talk around the league already existed about the Bulls focusing on adding a guard this offseason. Coby White shoulder injury news—and the team release said he would be re-evaluated in 4 months, not that he for sure will be ready then—only will intensify that talk.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) June 10, 2021
Fortunately, however, the quick, explosive product out of the University of North Carolina may have a chance to not miss anytime in a pivotal year three for his career and crucial season for the Chicago Bulls.