Memphis PG Kedren Johnson might need season-ending surgery

Kedren Johnson's injury could be the latest setback for Josh Pastner.
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Offseason woes for the Memphis basketball program have spilled over into the preseason.

Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reported Thursday morning that Memphis senior guard Kedren Johnson is dealing with a shoulder injury. He can either play through the pain, or he can elect to undergo surgery. If he chooses the latter, his season will be over.

The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 6.7 points and 2.7 assists per game. He averaged 13.5 points per game as a sophomore at Vanderbilt during the 2012-13 season.

The past few months have been difficult for head coach Josh Pastner. In July, Austin Nichols, the team's top scorer, decided to transfer. That followed the departures of Nick King and Pookie Powell.

Memphis begins the 2015-16 season on Nov. 14 against Southern Miss.