Delon Wright Out At Least 4 Months

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

The Toronto Raptors announced Monday guard Delon Wright underwent arthroscopic shoulder stabilization today to fix a labral tear in his right shoulder. The procedure was performed by Dr. Riley Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Wright is expected to be sidelined a minimum of four months.

Wright sustained the injury July 16 in the fourth quarter of a Las Vegas Summer League game versus Minnesota. X-rays taken on-site at Thomas & Mack Center were negative for a fracture and his dislocated shoulder was put back in place. Additional testing revealed a torn labrum.

Wright, the 20th overall pick by the Raptors in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft, averaged 3.8 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 8.5 minutes in 27 appearances last season. He had a season-best 19 points in 26 minutes in an April 8 victory versus Indiana. Wright also appeared in 15 games with Toronto’s D-League affiliate, Raptors 905, where he averaged 17.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 35.7 minutes.

The Raptors open training camp in preparation for the 2016-17 season Tuesday, September 27.

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