Four-star running back and Florida State commitment Ryan Green (St. Petersburg, Fla./Catholic) is out for the season. Green will have shoulder surgery tomorrow to repair a torn labrum, according to his father Vader Green.
“The doctors ran tests, took some X-rays and then they read an MRI that they did on him today and it’s a torn labrum,” Green said. “So he will have surgery tomorrow. It will actually be a scope to repair the tear. There’s also some cartilage that is torn off in his shoulder that they will fix as well.”
Green, 5-foot-11 and 190-pounds, believes the injury originally occurred in May, after their spring game. Then he woke up this week with shoulder pain.
“They play their ‘black and gold’ game right after the spring game and he believes he injured it then,” Green said. “Then he woke up on Tuesday morning and it was really bothering him. There was a lot of stiffness. He met with his trainer and then the doctors. I guess he’s just played through it since it happened.”
Green would be on track to come back and play at some point later on this season. But his father believes that he it’s just too risky of a move.
“He could play,” Green said. “But Ryan is set. He has his scholarship to Florida State. I just want to get him fixed and to get healthy so he’s ready when he goes to school. I know Ryan is broken up about not finishing his senior year. He’s hurt real bad. But we have to look at the big picture here. There’s too much at stake.”
Green’s rehab will be three months and then it’s likely he will join his hoops teammates.
“That’s the plan right now,” Green said. “That Ryan will be back to play basketball.”
In week one of the season last Friday, Green rushed for five touchdowns and 198 yards. Green is the No. 17 ranked running back in the nation.