Cade Cunningham is reportedly set to undergo season-ending surgery on his left shin, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Cade Cunningham will have season-ending surgery on his shin.— SLAM (@SLAMonline) December 12, 2022
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Cunningham has been out of action since Nov. 9. The Slam 238 cover star took a month off to see if rest and rehab would help his shin heal but decided to undergo the season-ending surgery after he consulted with multiple doctors in recent weeks and ultimately decided in collaboration with Detroit and his reps that receiving surgery would be his best choice.
Detroit vs Everybody is the motto.— SLAM (@SLAMonline) May 26, 2022
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Cunningham is expected to be fully healed from the procedure ahead of training camp in 2023-24, according to Woj.
Cunningham averaged 19.9 points. 6.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game on 41.5 percent shooting from the field and 27.9 percent from beyond the arc. The former No. 1 overall pick finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting last season but finished third behind Scottie Barnes and Evan Mobley. Cunningham did end up being named to the first-team All-Rookie team last season.