Michael Carter-Williams out for Season with Shoulder Injury; Will Have Surgery

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 9, 2018

Charlotte Hornets guard Michael Carter-Williams (10) dribbles the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Charlotte Hornets guard Michael Carter-Williams will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury. 

Per an official announcement from the Hornets, Carter-Williams will have surgery to repair a posterior labral tear in his left shoulder.

Carter-Williams suffered the injury during the Hornets' March 4 loss against the Toronto Raptors. He did return to the game in the third quarter, but an MRI confirmed surgery was necessary. 

In 52 games this season, Carter-Williams is averaging a career-low 4.6 points per game and shooting a career-worst 33.2 percent from the field. 

The Hornets dropped to 28-38 after Thursday's 125-111 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. They are 6.5 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. 

With Carter-Williams out for the rest of the season, the Hornets can turn to rookie Malik Monk and Julyan Stone off the bench behind Kemba Walker. 

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