Carter underwent core muscle surgery Tuesday and is facing a 6-to-8 week recovery timeline. Carter is still expected to fully cleared in time for training camp, which lines up with the initial rehab timetable. The 25-year-old flashed his upside in an injury-shortened rookie campaign, averaging 10.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 25.2 minutes in 44 games.
Carter will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury. He is expected to be ready for training camp. A thumb injury cut Carter's rookie campaign short, with the big man appearing in only 44 games. He still managed to show off some upside, however, racking up three 20-point games, nine performances with at least 10 boards, and seven outings with more than two blocks. While Carter will be sidelined for summer league, he should be good to go by the time training camp rolls around.
Carter will miss the rest of the season due to a left thumb injury. Carter, who hasn't played since January 17th, is officially done for the season according to the Bulls. It appears as if the team is airing on the side of caution with their young center as his recovery, to this point, has gone according to plan. While his absence has been a short-term setback for the young team, Carter is on track to be ready for the beginning of the 2019-20 season.
Carter had a pin removed from his surgically repaired thumb Friday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. The news means that Carter's recovery from surgery has gone as expected up to this point, but the rookie center is still expected to require a splint for the thumb for at least three more weeks. With that in mind, Carter looks on track to be sidelined until the latter half of March, if not the rest of the season. Robin Lopez has stepped in for Carter as the Bulls' new starting center and hit double figures in scoring in seven straight games, averaging 16.9 points (on 67.6 percent shooting from the field) during that span to go with 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 rejections in 27.0 minutes per contest.
Carter underwent successful surgery Monday to repair the ulnar collateral ligament of his left thumb. The surgery was performed by Dr. John Fernandez and is expected to keep Carter sidelined for 8-to-12 weeks. A more concrete return date should come into focus as Carter progresses in his recovery, but it's possible that the rookie doesn't return before the end of the season. With Carter on the shelf, Bobby Portis and Robin Lopez should continue to cover the bulk of minutes at center, while Cristiano Felicio could also enter the fold, especially in the event Lopez is traded or bought out.
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