Vols Hubbs Will Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

Friday, January 10, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com
Tennessee's highly touted freshman Robert Hubbs III, left, in action earlier this season, will have surgery on his ailing right shoulder within a week. Hubbs originally injured his shoulder in high school.
Tennessee's highly touted freshman Robert Hubbs III, left, in action earlier this season, will have surgery on his ailing right shoulder within a week. Hubbs originally injured his shoulder in high school.
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Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin announced Friday that freshman guard Robert Hubbs III will have season-ending surgery on his left shoulder within the next week.

 

0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A native of Newbern, Tenn., Hubbs has been hampered all season by the injury, which dates to last winter when he was a senior in high school. He has worn a soft brace during all of UT’s games and practices this season.

 

Hubbs appeared in 12 contests for the Vols, averaging 5.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 18.3 minutes off the bench. He did not play in Tennessee’s two most recent games and will not play Saturday vs. Texas A&M.

 

Following the surgery, he will immediately begin the rehabilitation process. No timetable on a return has been set.

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com)

 


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