Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence -- the projected No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft -- has undergone left shoulder surgery. He is expected to need four to five months to fully recover.
Lawrence posted a video of himself with a message about the surgery Tuesday on his Instagram story. The surgery, performed on Lawrence's non-throwing arm, was completed Tuesday in Los Angeles.
"Surgery went great," Lawrence wrote on the Instagram post, which showed a sling over his left arm. "Excited to rehab."
Lawrence can resume throwing exercises in four to six weeks. He is expected to be ready to participate in NFL training camp. The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to select Lawrence with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.
Lawrence showed off his arm strength -- despite the injury -- when he held a personal pro day workout Friday on the Clemson campus in South Carolina. The Jaguars and 15 other NFL teams sent representatives to the workout to analyze Lawrence as part of the pre-draft process.
The workout also was televised on NFL Network and the ACC Network. Lawrence -- and other top prospects -- will not be permitted to participate in the annual NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, which was canceled due to COVID-19.
Lawrence measured in as a 6-foot-5 5/8, 213-pound prospect at his workout.
Lawrence completed 69.2% of his throws for 3,153 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions in 10 games last season for Clemson. He threw 36 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 15 games in 2019.
The 2021 NFL Draft runs from April 29 to May 1.