Michael Carter-Williams Not Cleared for Five-on-Five Contact

by August 29, 2014

Some three months after undergoing shoulder surgery, Philadelphia Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams is not yet cleared for full-court hoops.

The Sixers’ front-office, though, doesn’t sound overly concerned about the recovering health of the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year. Per Philly.com:

Sixers GM Sam Hinkie spoke about his prized player’s recovery on a conference call with media members on Tuesday. […] “So far, so good,” Hinkie stated when asked how Carter-Williams recovery was coming along. “I haven’t seen the full report as of late. I know he can shoot, and he’s been working out pretty hard.”


“Last I heard, he’s not cleared for five-on-five contact,” Hinkie stated, before pausing and adding in: “He did hit a homerun in a softball game which I teased him about.”


Carter-Williams’ shoulder surgery is going on four months in the books, and while it is likely too early for his lack of contact to cause concern, it would be nice if he was cleared to do what he is going to have to do for the Sixers this season.