Projected No. 1 NFL Pick Trevor Lawrence Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Trevor Lawrence with Clemson in 2020. Photo by John Mersits/CSM/Shutterstock

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, underwent a successful labrum shoulder surgery on Tuesday. The issue was reportedly on his non-throwing (left) shoulder.

Following the procedure, Lawrence shared a story on social media, writing: “Surgery went great. Excited to rehab.”

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Lawrence will spend five to six months recovering and should be ready for training camp. He is expected to be able to throw the football in six weeks.

The surgery forced Lawrence to have his pro day last week, which is a month earlier than originally scheduled. 17 NFL teams had their representatives present at Clemson’s indoor facility, where the 21-year-old signal-caller showed off his arsenal and threw around 60 passes.

“Obviously it wasn’t necessarily the ideal situation and circumstances, but I think we did a great job of just kind of maneuvering and navigating through all that,” said Lawrence.

The surgery shouldn’t affect Trevor Lawrence’s draft stocks at all. After throwing for 10,098 yards and 90 touchdowns during his time at Clemson, Lawrence is expected to be the first overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in this year’s draft.