Dallas Mavericks Guard Shane Larkin Undergoes Ankle Surgery

Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Shane Larkin (Miami) shakes hands with NBA commissioner David Stern after being selected as the number eighteen overall pick to the Atlanta Hawks during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Son of Hall of Fame baseball player Barry Larkin, Shane, underwent successful surgery today on his right ankle after breaking it on the 12th during Summer League practice.

Team physician’s Dr. T.O. Souryal and Dr. Richard Levy of Texas Sports Medicine both completed the surgery on the Mavericks 1st round draft pick earlier today. His time for recovery was estimated to be around 3 months. Which leaves the Dallas Mavericks with just Jose Calderon and Israeli rookie Gal Mekel the only two available point guards on the roster.

Larkin was supposed to be apart of a 3 point guard rotation that involved veteran Devin Harris, who was looking at a second stint with the Mavericks but had his deal scrapped due to him being injured. For right now it looks like the Mavericks will either have to wait it out and manage with a 2 point guard rotation, or explore their options as the rookie out of the University of Miami recovers.

What a rocky beginning to a professional basketball career for a young man who has a lot of potential to be a great point guard in the NBA. Whatever Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks decide to do until Larkin recovers, shouldn’t really determine the playing time Larkin will pick up or may lose when he is able to get to work.

Topics: Dallas Mavericks, Devin Harris, Jose Calderon, Mark Cuban, Shane Larkin

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