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BYU Basketball Forward Wyatt Lowell Tears Labrum, Will Need Surgery

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 06 Utah Valley State at Arizona Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Labrums are not kind to BYU Basketball players, are they?

One year after Gavin Baxter tore his labrum, sophomore forward Wyatt Lowell said on his Instagram story that he tore his labrum last week and will need surgery.

Multiple sources told Vanquish The Foe that his tear is not as serious as Gavin Baxter’s and his recovery is estimated to be 4-5 months. That would mean Lowell could return mid-November or December. BYU is scheduled to start the season November 10, although the college basketball start could be pushed back to January.

The 6-foot-10 Lowell sat out last season after transferring from UVU, where he was WAC freshman of the year. Losing Lowell for a period of time would hurt BYU’s depth, but BYU is more equipped to handle losing Lowell than they have been in past years.

Caleb Lohner is the first guy that could take more of Lowell’s minutes, as both guys could play the 2-4 positions. Gideon George, a JUCO transfer originally from Nigeria, is another guy that could potentially crack into the rotation if Lowell is to miss extended time.

Here’s to wishing Wyatt a speedy and full recovery!