What’s the latest on Shaedon Sharpe’s core muscle injury and potential return?

In any sports injury is an unavoidable aspect that an athlete must face and overcome. Basketball is no different from that. Shaedon Sharpe, the exceptionally talented Canadian, was drafted by the Blazers 2 years ago. After a decent first year, he is facing a tough time in his second season due to injuries.

While Sharpe was sidelined in the last game for the Blazers, his regular season could potentially be over if he decides to undergo surgery.

Shaedon Sharpe to undergo a core muscle injury surgery

In the match against OKC Thunder, Shaedon Sharpe sustained an injury, later revealed by the franchise to be a lower abdominal strain. Despite playing for 21 minutes, the guard managed to contribute 7 points and 6 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Blazers from losing the match 139-177. He is now set to undergo a core muscle surgery, which could pose a longer recovery period than expected.

The team’s situation doesn’t look promising, currently occupying the 14th spot in the Western conference. Since his absence, they have lost 8 matches and won only 5. Now, we may see a lot more of Malcolm Brogdon, Matisse Thybulle, and Scoot Henderson stepping up to carry the team forward.

Not long ago, he suffered a thigh injury in late November, causing him to miss 5 matches in December. Throughout his 32 appearances this season, he has maintained an average of 15.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.

Shaedon Sharpe return timeline is yet uncertain

Initially, it was anticipated that Sharpe would be sidelined for about 2 weeks following the OKC game. However, due to the need for surgery, the timeline has been adjusted.

Earlier reports suggested he was making progress, engaging in on-court activities, indicating a potential return a couple of weeks before the season’s end. Typically, recovery from a core muscle injury can take anywhere from 3 to 12 weeks before a player can return to action.

Unfortunately, as his condition has worsened, it has been decided that he will undergo surgery this week. More updates can be received once the re-evaluation is done after the surgery.

As per assumptions, he could recover in 6-8 weeks after which the Championship winning team will have very few matches left before the regular season ends. The Blazers will face the Pistons next without the 20-year-old on February 9.

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