Apr 5, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) is defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) during the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

BREAKING: 76ers Guard Michael Carter-Williams Has Surgery on Right Shoulder

A day after being named the NBA’s rookie of the year for the 2013-2014 season, Michael Carter-Williams underwent successful surgery on the labrum in his right shoulder.

The following came from a statement released by the team on the behalf of Carter-Williams and the rest of the organization.

“The health of our players is our primary concern,” [Sam Hinkie]. “There were a number of healthy discussions between Michael, our medical team, several medical specialists and Michael’s representatives. After careful consideration and thoughtful research, we collectively agreed that it was in Michael’s best interest to move forward with the procedure now and allow for maximum recovery time.”

There is no timetable set out for Carter-Williams return to basketball activity. He dealt with issues in the same shoulder early in February this season, but did not miss extensive time as a result of it.


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