White has surgery on left shoulder, could miss start of next season

By R.L. Bynum

Coby White, who has been playing pickup games at the Smith Center this spring, had surgery Thursday after injuring his left shoulder last weekend during “basketball-related activities,” according to the Chicago Bulls, and will be re-evaluated in four months.

The next NBA season starts Oct. 19, which is in a little more than four months away, meaning the Bulls guard could miss the start of the season. White has only missed three games in his first two pro seasons.

The Chicago Bulls’ team physician Dr. Brian Cole performed the surgery at Midwest Ortopaedics at Rush in Chicago.

White, a first-round draft pick and the seventh overall selection in the 2019 NBA draft after a stellar 2018-19 freshman season at North Carolina, averaged 15.1 points, 4.8 assists and started 54 games last season while shooting 35.9% from the floor.

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