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Trevor Lawrence to have shoulder surgery with 5-6 month recovery expected

The Jaguars are expected to select Lawrence with the first-overall pick in April.

CFP Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl - Clemson v Ohio State Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Assumed Jacksonville Jaguars first overall pick, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is expected to be sidelined for some time after undergoing left (non-throwing) labrum surgery on Tuesday.

According to a report from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Lawrence is expected to be sidelined for 5-6 months as he recovers from the standard procedure. The surgery, according to Rapoport, will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe in Los Angeles (Ca).

A 5-6 month time frame will put Lawrence at full strength in August when training camp is set to be a week or so in. While he will likely miss much of rookie minicamp and other organized team activities in between now and the preseason, this shouldn’t impact the young signal-caller at all going into the season, especially considering it is not to his throwing shoulder.

Yesterday, in front of multiple NFL scouts, coaches and general managers, Lawrence participated in his Pro Day, throwing 52 times to his teammates, running through a gauntlet of plays led by quarterbacks coach Jordan Palmer.

A contingent of Jaguars coaches, including head coach Urban Meyer, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and passing-game coordinator Brian Schottenheimer were in attendance. Meyer himself had a front-row seat, standing only some five yards away from Lawrence as he performed his throws throughout the session.

As expected, Lawrence looked just fine, hitting on all of his passes including a stunning rehearsed broken play at the end of the session, throwing off balance deep down the field and on target.

Following the pro day on Friday, Lawrence stated that he expected to be out for just 4-5 months, a full month difference from what Rapoport reported just this morning. That likely recovery time would place Lawrence in full health by training camp. He added that he could resume throwing “6-to-8 weeks” after undergoing the procedure.

Due to the nature of the surgery being on his non-throwing shoulder, this shouldn’t impact his draft status, and he should still be assumed to be the Jaguars’ pick when they officially go on the clock on April 29.