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.
INJURY UPDATE: @hornets F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had MRI revealing torn labrum in his R shoulder. Will be re-evaluated after All-Star break.
— Charlotte Hornets PR (@HornetsPR) February 11, 2016
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.