Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Out Six Months Following Shoulder Surgery

by October 07, 2015

The Charlotte Hornets announced Tuesday night that forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

MKG, as expected, is likely to miss the remainder of the season.

What a bummer.

From the press release:

Kidd-Gilchrist suffered the injury with 46 seconds remaining in the second quarter in Saturday’s preseason game at Orlando.


The 6-7 forward averaged career bests in points (10.9), rebounds (7.6) and minutes (28.9) in 55 games (52 starts) during the 2014-15 season. His 7.6 rebounds per game ranked first among all small forwards in the NBA. Last season, he registered career highs of 12 double-doubles and 35 double-figure scoring games after totaling one and 14, respectively, the previous season.


The University of Kentucky product holds career averages of 9.0 points and 6.1 rebounds in 26.2 minutes per game in 195 career appearances (191 starts) in three NBA seasons.