Villanova forward Trey Patterson underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder to repair a torn labrum and will be sidelined indefinitely, according to a team release on Wednesday afternoon.
Patterson underwent the surgery early Wednesday, and it is indeed on his shooting arm.
It’s been a series of unfortunate events for the 6-foot-9 forward over the last year. In May, he underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on both hips. Before that, he also had sports hernia surgery late last summer.
“It’s really been a difficult stretch of significant injuries for Trey,” said Villanova head coach Kyle Neptune in a statement. “In my years of coaching I can’t recall a player having to undergo three different major surgeries in 11 months. We all feel for Trey and have tremendous respect for the great attitude he has maintained throughout this. We look forward to the day when Trey can rejoin us on the court.”
After missing an early stretch of this past season to recover from the sports hernia surgery, Patterson went on to appear in 22 games for the Wildcats.