USC head coach Andy Enfield announced that point guard Jordan McLaughlin will miss the remainder of the season, as he needs surgery on at least one, and possibly both, of his shoulders, Zach Helfand of the Los Angeles Times reports.
McLaughlin, a freshman, is expected to need five to six months to recover from surgery. He has not played since USC's game against Oregon on Feb. 11.
This is not the first problem that McLaughlin has had with his shoulders. He suffered a torn labrum during his senior year of high school and dislocated his shoulder during a game against Utah on Jan. 2, which was followed by yet another shoulder injury against Oregon earlier this month.
McLaughlin is the team's highest rated recruit and averaged 12.1 points per game and 4.5 assists this season.
USC lost to Washington State, 70-66, on Wednesday. The Trojans are 10-18 on the year now and 2-14 in the Pac-12.
- Jack Jorgensen