Arkansas coach Eric Musselman out a minimum of two video games after shoulder surgical procedure

The Arkansas Razorbacks improved to 11-5 total on the 2021-22 males’s faculty basketball season by way of Wednesday’s 87-43 win over the Missouri Tigers. Sadly, they will be with out a acquainted face for a minimum of a few contests. 

Arkansas confirmed Thursday that head coach Eric Musselman will likely be sidelined for no less than two video games after requiring an operation to restore what was known as a full tear of the supraspinatus tendon and partial tears to the infraspinatus and subscapularis tendons in his left shoulder. Assistant coach Keith Sensible will function interim coach and be the crew’s head man for Saturday’s matchup on the No. 12-ranked LSU Tigers. 

“Virtually six weeks in the past, Coach Musselman sustained a major shoulder harm in follow after a collision with a participant,” Dr. Wesley Ok. Cox defined for the ready assertion. “An MRI confirmed his shoulder had torn tendons and would require surgical procedure. The objective was to make use of day by day bodily remedy and remedy in addition to a steroid injection to delay the surgical procedure as many weeks as we may, none of which have provided any important enchancment. 

“Right now, surgical procedure to restore the tears was crucial as a result of quantity of ache and instability he was experiencing and to mitigate the danger for important problems sooner or later. Coach Musselman is anticipated to do very effectively and in the end make a full restoration.” 

Per the timeline, Musselman is on observe to overlook Tuesday’s sport in opposition to the South Carolina Gamecocks. The coach’s standing for the house contest in opposition to the Texas A&M Aggies on Jan. 22 is unclear.  

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