Former Clemson star Trevor Lawrence, the projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a labrum injury in his left shoulder.
According to Jacksonville.com, the surgery “went great” and Lawrence is expected to be fully cleared for his rookie training camp.
The full timeline for Lawrence’s shoulder rehab is four to five months. Lawrence said following his Pro Day — where he worked out in front of 16 teams — that he would need six to eight weeks of rehab before he could resume throwing.
Lawrence is expected to be drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Earlier this week, Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer revealed he worked with Lawrence on his scheduling for the Pro Day and surgery to ensure he would be ready for camp.
“We did a Zoom call with him, and I asked him – there are three choices you have. No. 1, you can wait until March 11 Pro Day – but now you are getting near August [for a recovery time],” Meyer said, via the Florida Times-Union.
“That’s getting late because it’s a five-month recovery. It’s a six-month injury. The second thing, you can not throw. He’s probably a good enough player, but he said, ‘I’m not doing that.’ Third thing, I said why don’t you just grab the ball and go throw for a little bit? I’d like to send our coordinator and passing-game coordinator to watch. They’ve never seen him. I’ve seen him, so he said, ‘Let’s go.’”
The 2021 NFL Draft will begin on Thursday, April 29 and end on Saturday, May 1.