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AC (Acromioclavicular) Joint Separation Injury

Posted by on January 15, 2019

Duke men’s basketball point guard, Tre Jones, suffered an AC Joint Separation this week and is reported to be out indefinitely. The injury happened due to a collision with an opposing player, with Jones bearing the brunt of the crash’s force to his right shoulder. It’s a painful injury that can be treated non-surgically or surgically, depending on the severity.


With this injury, the collarbone separates from the shoulder blade. It can range from a mild sprain to a complete ligament tear. To read more about this injury, visit OrthoInfo – Shoulder Separation as part of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

For more information on the shoulder injuries we treat at Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint, visit our shoulder page.