Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) expects to be ready to go for the start of next season, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports. Kidd-Gilchrist underwent the second of two surgeries to repair a torn labrum in February, after missing all but seven games during the 2015-16 campaign. He's progressed to the point in his rehab this summer where he's now able to do some shooting, lifting and running, so it appears Kidd-Gilchrist is well on his way to being ready for the start of next season. We'll likely hear more regarding his recovery when training camp nears, but look for him to jump right back into the Hornets' rotation in his first year of the four-year, $52 million contract extension he received back in August.
Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum. As was reported Tuesday, Kidd-Gilchrist's right shoulder procedure -- his second in four months -- will keep him out for the remainder of the 2015-16 season, ending his campaign with just seven games played. The Hornets wasted no time in finding a player to replace Kidd-Gilchrist, as the team surrendered P.J. Hairston and a pair of second-round draft picks to the Grizzlies on Tuesday in exchange for Courtney Lee. Look for Lee to immediately enter the starting five at the wing spot opposite Nicolas Batum.
Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum and will miss the rest of the season, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. Kidd-Gilchrist suffered the same injury back in October, which kept him out until late last month. The former No. 2 overall pick made his season debut Jan. 29 in Portland and started the next six games before re-tearing the labrum Wednesday against Indiana in the Hornets' final pre-All-Star break contest. As expected, Kidd-Gilchrist will sit out the remainder of the season, but Charlotte is yet to issue an official recovery timetable. The initial October injury entailed a timetable of 4-to-6 months, so Kidd-Gilchrist would look to have a good chance to be back at full strength before the start of the 2016-17 season, assuming he'll face a similar recovery process.
Kidd-Gilchrist's MRI revealed a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Kidd-Gilchrist injured his shoulder in Wednesday night's game against the Pacers. Though team officials say he will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break, the severity of the injury likely means that Kidd-Gilchrist will be out indefinitely.
Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on Thursday, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports. Kidd-Gilchrist dislocated his right shoulder in Wednesday's 117-95 win over the Pacers, but the severity of the ailment won't be known until the results of the MRI are made available. The 22-year-old, who is averaging 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds over 29.3 minutes, was making just his seventh appearance of the season Wednesday after returning from a lengthy absence due to a torn labrum in that same right shoulder. Even if Kidd-Gilchrist doesn't require surgery to address this latest setback, it's fair to speculate that he'll be sidelined for at least a few weeks due to the injury, making him a drop candidate in most shallower formats. P.J. Hairston and Jeremy Lamb are likely to take on increased roles in the Hornets' rotation for the duration of Kidd-Gilchrist's absence.
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