Freshman point guard Jordan McLaughlin will be sidelined for the remainder of the season needing shoulder surgery, according to head coach Andy Enfield. The news broke on Wednesday night following USC's loss to Washington State at the Galen Center, the fourth-straight game McLaughlin missed due to the injury.
Enfield told reporters after the four-point loss that McLaughlin will be sidelined for five to six months, but this does not rule out secondary altercations to his other injured shoulder as well. After suffering a torn labrum last season for Etiwanda High School, one he played through in the CIF playoffs, the freshman guard will be in for a long offseason.
RT @itsmclaughlin11: Man that's tough. Got to keep getting better. Way to fight fellas ✌️❤️— USC Men's Basketball (@USC_Hoops) February 26, 2015
McLaughlin averaged 12.1 points, four assists and three rebounds per game for the USC Trojans, who dropped to 10-18 (2-14) following Wednesday night's loss. The Trojans now face Washington on Saturday night on Senior Night but no actual players will be honored before heading to UCLA next Wednesday night for the Pac-12 season finale.