Harris County Judge Ed Emmett was injured during an early-morning tennis match today and has been told by doctors he will probably require surgery to repair his injured right shoulder.
Because of the injury, Emmett and his staff were reviewing his schedule and will likely cancel or postpone some upcoming events because of the injury.
Emmett fell and landed on his shoulder during a tennis match with a friend, suffering what was described as a “stage 3 acromioclavicular, or AC, separation.” That means the two ligaments at the joint were both torn and the shoulder displaced.
He was resting at home this afternoon and will meet with an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow, at which time a date is expected to be set for surgery.
Emmett’s staff was reviewing the judge’s schedule and contacting community groups and county officials with whom the judge was scheduled to meet in an attempt to reschedule as many of his appointments as possible.
Emmett said this morning he was eager to return to the office as soon as possible and was hopeful he could still attend some events later this week that could not be rescheduled.