Drake center VanDeest out 4-6 months

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Drake center Seth VanDeest could miss the start of next season because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

VanDeest had surgery Thursday and is expected to need four to six months to recover.

Drake officials say the junior aggravated a previous shoulder injury during summer league play in late June.

VanDeest has started 62 games for Drake and is averaging 8.8 points and 4.3 rebounds.

The Bulldogs have yet to release their full schedule, though they face Mississippi in the Paradise Jam the U.S. Virgin Islands on Nov. 18.