AC (Acromioclavicular) Joint Separation Injury

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.