Auburn G Tahj Shamsid-Deen expected to miss a month with shoulder injury

Tahj Shamsid-Deen missed 11 games last year due to shoulder injuries.
John Reed

Another shoulder injury will keep Auburn guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen on the sideline to start the 2015-16 season.

Shamsid-Deen separated his right shoulder during practice on Tuesday and is expected to miss a month, according to James Crepea of

“He took a real direct blow, and his shoulder dislocated again,” Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl said. “We believe his surgery held, because with his other issues, his shoulder was coming in the front based on reaching. This was contact blow and his shoulder came out the back. It's less severe. Obviously it just happened, so Dr. [James] Andrews will see him this weekend and we'll know more, but I'd say we're looking at a month.”

His sophomore season was cut short due to injuries to both shoulders, as he missed the final 11 games of the 2014-15 season. He underwent surgery on both shoulders. 

Shamsid-Deen averaged 6.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, in addition to being the Tigers' top perimeter defender.