Aaron Fuller Injury: USC Forward To Have Shoulder Surgery

The USC Trojans officially announced on Thursday night that junior forward Aaron Fuller would miss the rest of the regular season, diagnosed with a anterior labrum tear in his left shoulder. The surgery will be performed by Dr. James Tibone at USC Hospital on Thursday, January 26.

Fuller, a native of Mesa, Arizona, transferred to USC from Iowa after the 2009-2010 season and sat out all of last season while practicing with the team. The 6'6", 235-pound Fuller led USC in rebounding this season at 5.9 boards per game and was second on the team in scoring at 10.6 points per contest. With a field goal percentage of 51.5%, Fuller was one of just three Trojans to shoot 40% or higher this season.

The injury to Fuller is the latest in a long line for USC this season. Senior point guard Jio Fontan (left ACL) and sophomore forward Curtis Washington (labrum) each had season-ending surgery before the season, and sophomore forward Evan Smith aggravated a prior labrum injury and played just 47 minutes in four games before his season was done.

USC (5-14, 0-6) has 12 games remaining on the schedule in its season, and currently has just seven scholarship players on the active roster.

For more information on USC basketball, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.