Romeo Langford gives update on right thumb injury ahead of NBA Draft
Romeo Langford is set to hit the NBA Draft tomorrow night and there have been some concerns surrounding the thumb injury that he suffered playing for the Indiana Hoosiers. Finally, Langford was able to give an update on the injury with the draft coming up quickly.
Scott Agness of The Athletic shared the update from Langford and it sounds like he is getting healthy at the perfect time.
Romeo Langford told reporters in NY that his recovery from right thumb surgery is “going good” and he expects to play at summer league.
Langford had his hard cast removed two weeks ago and he met with a few teams in the last week.
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) June 19, 2019
Langford has seen his draft stock rise and fall throughout the entire process. At one point, he was considered a potential top-12 pick. Now, however, Langford has fallen down to the middle or late stages of the first round.
Last season with the Hoosiers, Langford had major consistency issues. A lot of those issues can be traced back to his thumb injury, but he still showed off the ability to score, get to the rim, and shoot from the perimeter.
He averaged 16.5 points per game to go along with 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists. In addition to those numbers, he shot 44.8 percent from the field overall and knocked down 27.2 percent of his three-point attempts. Obviously, his three-point shooting was not where teams would have liked it to be, but a right thumb injury can hinder shooting in a big way.
All of that being said, it’s good to hear that he is healing well and it seems likely that he will be fully healed for Summer League. Teams will have some tough decisions to make, but his potential alone will get him drafted fairly early.