Dante Exum to undergo shoulder surgery, likely out for season


SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – Jazz point guard Dante Exum has decided to undergo shoulder surgery and will likely miss the entire 2017-18 season.

The Jazz announced no official timetable for his return. 

Exum, who injured his shoulder in a preseason game October 6th, will have the surgery to stabilize the AC joint of his left shoulder. The surgery is scheduled to take place Tuesday, October 24 in Los Angeles. 

Exum missed the entire 2015-16 season after tearing his ACL during a game playing for the Australian national team.

Exum appeared in 66 games (26 starts) last season for Utah, averaging a career-high 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 18.6 minutes per contest. Additionally, the 22-year-old saw action in seven 2017 NBA Playoff games, owning averages of 4.6 points and 1.3 assists in 12.0 minutes per game.

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