Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Re-Tears Labrum In Shoulder

by February 12, 2016

After returning early from off-season shoulder surgery, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered the same injury in just his seventh game back.

Kidd-Gilchrist dislocated his right shoulder on Wednesday and was diagnosed with a torn labrum, putting the rest of his 2015-16 season in jeopardy.

Charlotte was just hitting their stride with MKG back in the lineup, winning five of seven with him in the lineup.

More from the Charlotte Observer:

Charlotte Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder Wednesday in a road victory over the Indiana Pacers.


The Hornets provided no timetable for his recovery, but it appears unlikely he’ll play again this season. Kidd-Gilchrist could have surgery or attempt to rehabilitate the injury without surgery. However, not having surgery would make him more prone to re-injury.


Kidd-Gilchrist suffered this most recent injury when he hit the floor under the Hornets’ basket and was fallen on by Pacers center Ian Mahinmi. Kidd-Gilchrist remained on the floor for several seconds, grimacing in pain.