Jurickson Profar Injury: Updates on Rangers Star's Shoulder Surgery and Recovery

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist

USA Today

Jurickson Profar will miss the entire 2015 season after surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Continue for updates.


Profar Out for the Season

Monday, Feb. 23

The Rangers confirmed on Monday that Profar will miss the season after surgery on his injured shoulder, via T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com:

The surgery was performed by Dr. Keith Meister in Arlington. Profar will need a full year of recovery before the shoulder is 100 percent. General manager Jon Daniels said Profar could be swinging a bat before then, but the Rangers will take it slow.

Daniels said there were no other problems found in the shoulder. The torn labrum is what is believed to have caused the instability in the shoulder and led to a strained muscle that sidelined Profar for the entire 2014 season.

"The expectation is the surgery resolved the problem and what has been frustrating him," Daniels said. "We expect a full recovery."


Profar to Undergo Surgery

Thursday, Feb. 19

Jurickson Profar has been considered one of the brightest young prospects in all of baseball. But now, the Texas Rangers infielder will have to undergo surgery and is in danger of missing the entire 2015 season.

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has the report:

And both Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reacted:

Profar is just 22, but he is now in danger of missing his second straight season due to a shoulder injury. He elected to rehab his injury rather than have surgery, telling Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com in December that he didn't want to have surgery, noting, "I don't want to do that. I don't want to lose another year of baseball."

It appears that decision may have backfired, however.

For the Rangers, a team that lost 95 games last season, the news is devastating. Profar was expected to be a major contributor for the team in the near future even if he needed to open this year in Triple-A as he ironed out some of the kinks that come from sitting for an entire season. Profar last appeared for the team in 2013, hitting .234 with six home runs, 26 RBI and 30 runs in 85 games.

Now, it appears the young prospect may not appear for the team until 2016. And given the durability issues he's had at such a young age, the Rangers have to be concerned that he may never develop into the star that his potential has suggested he could become.

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