Enes Kanter to Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

by April 10, 2013

Not a big surprise here—Utah Jazz big man Enes Kanter’s season is done. He will undergo surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder. Per the Salt Lake Tribune: “The procedure, general manager Dennis Lindsey said, reduces the chances of the 20-year-old reinjuring his shoulder. ‘Frankly, this is good news,’ Lindsey said. ‘The probability as given to us that something would happen to the shoulder is no greater than a shoulder that’s never been injured before.’ He said the likelihood of further injury was reduced by ‘surgical reattachment rather than straight rehab.’ Kanter, the No. 3 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, suffered the injury March 27 in a win against the Phoenix Suns when he wrestled on the floor for a loose ball with Suns center Hamed Haddadi. […] ‘It’s tough,’ said Al Jefferson, Kanter’s mentor. ‘Especially because we can’t have him for the rest of the year. But it’s all about him getting back 100 percent, having the surgery that he needs so he can focus this offseason on getting back healthy.’ The Jazz are not announcing a timetable for Kanter’s return to basketball activities, which would include July summer league in Orlando, Fla.”