Tom Dienhart, BTN.com Senior Writer, December 14, 2012

Bad news from Northwestern, as the school announced that senior forward  Drew Crawford will undergo surgery on his right shoulder and will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 season.

Crawford has been diagnosed with having a torn labrum and is eligible to seek a medical hardship waiver.

Crawford is one of the Big Ten's top scorers, so losing him hampers a program that looked primed to make its first trip to the NCAA tourney. Players like Reggie Hearn, Jared Swopshire and Dave Sobolewski need to step up.

Crawford has started all 10 games for the 7-3 Wildcats and ranks second in scoring (13.5 ppg) on the Wildcats behind Reggie Hearn.

Crawford was a third-team All-Big Ten selection a year ago, and ranks 10th in school history with 1,418 career points.

In a statement from the school, Northwestern coach Bill Carmody said, "Drew aggravated a previous injury in early September and attempted to play through it, but it just hasn't responded as we all would have liked."

[ RELATED: Read more at NUsports.com | See Crawford's bio page at NUsports.com. ]

Here are his stats for the season:

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/13 TxSo 79-49 24 8 12 4 6 0 0 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 20
11/15 MsVl 81-68 16 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 2 0 1 4 4
11/18 FDU 80-53 26 4 13 0 3 0 0 2 5 4 0 1 0 0 8
11/20 DelSt 69-50 40 7 11 4 7 0 0 1 7 1 0 1 4 2 18
11/23 @TCU 55-31 35 4 13 0 4 4 4 1 6 1 2 1 1 1 12
11/24 IllSt 72-69 41 6 20 3 8 5 6 4 9 1 3 0 1 3 20
11/27 MD 57-77 31 4 14 1 5 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 10
12/1 UIC 44-50 36 6 14 2 3 4 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 18
12/4 @Baylor 74-70 39 6 11 2 5 5 6 3 5 2 1 0 5 2 19
12/8 Butler 65-74 30 1 8 1 5 3 4 3 6 1 1 1 0 4 6