Initially, it was reported that Michael Carter-Williams would be sidelined for 2-to-4 months following shoulder surgery in May.

According to Philadelphia Sixers head coach Brett Brown, the second-year guard may not play for much longer.

MCW won’t just be out at the start of the season – he could be gone until February.

Per the Philly Daily News:

“I heard somebody say 2 months. I don’t know where that information came from. That’s inaccurate,” the coach told reporters [Tuesday] after the Sixers’ shootaround in Syracuse, N.Y., in preparation for the game against the New York Knicks.

 

MCW, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder in early May. He said Monday he was told his recovery period would be 6 to 9 months. Carter-Williams has been able to do a lot of drills with the team since training camp, but is still not allowed to play during contact drills.