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.
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