Rodney Purvis will have surgery Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, UConn announced.
Purvis, the transfer from NC State, cannot play this season for UConn. He has been bothered by shoulder discomfort since high school, and this arthroscopic surgery will repair a tear, and also stabilize the shoulder. The rehab period is four to five months, so it is not expected to limit his availability to play by November 2014.
This season, Purvis had been a valuable addition to the Huskies in practice, pushing UConn’s current guards. But it makes sense to have this surgery done now, obviously. If all goes well, he will be healthy by spring and have a full off-season to prepare for next season.