According to a couple of different sources, Edmonton Oilers 2009 3rd round pick (71st overall) Troy Hesketh has a torn labrum in his shoulder and could miss the next 4-5 months with surgery and rehab.
Both "Fargo Force Blog" and "Sixty Minutes. No Alibis. No Regrets" are reporting that the promising defenceman may opt for surgery and if so, he'll be out until about November.
Hesketh is expected to join the USHL's Fargo Force but he'll miss the first 10 games or so if he has surgery in the near future.
The Edmonton Oilers are holding their annual summer prospect camp from July 5-9th and Hesketh was expected to be there. This may change that or just provide the Oilers with an opportunity to evaluate the shoulder with their own medical staff.
(Photo: David Brewster / Star Tribune)