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Report: Trevor Lawrence to have labrum surgery on non-throwing shoulder

Trevor Lawrence is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. We break down the news about surgery on his non-throwing shoulder ahead of the draft.

Trevor Lawrence of the Clemson Tigers passes against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half during the College Football Playoff semifinal game at the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

FEB 13 UPDATE: Lawrence is going to have labrum surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder on Tuesday, February 16, and will involve a 5-6 month recovery, according to Ian Rapoport. Even if it takes the full six months, that has him ready by the middle of training camp.

Soon to be No. 1 overall pick quarterback Trevor Lawrence will throw for NFL teams on February 12th instead of throwing at Clemson’s pro day next month, per Ian Rapoport. He’s moved up his personal pro day due to a labrum injury to his non-throwing shoulder, which he will have repaired after his throwing session.

The good news here is that Lawrence feels good enough to throw for teams with the injury and of course, the fact it isn’t his throwing shoulder should continue to keep him firmly intact as the No. 1 pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jaguars have embarked on a thorough rebuild, as they offloaded veterans and big contracts over the last two seasons and will now build around Lawrence and his rookie contract. There are pieces in Jacksonville to build on, but Lawrence is the key to everything.

It does appear that Lawrence and his people wanted this news to come late on a Friday heading into Super Bowl weekend. And, both Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter had similarly worded tweets that buried the fact that Lawrence was going under the knife. The effort here is likely inconsequential, but worth noting how agents and public relations work for big money sports figures.