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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out for the season after shoulder surgery


Charlotte Hornets wing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

Kidd-Gilchrist suffered the injury against the Indiana Pacers last week, but did not opt for surgery until today. He also tore his labrum during the preseason, but returned to game action in January and was averaging 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while shooting 54 percent from the field, all career-highs. Kidd-Gilchrist had come so far since being drafted second overall out of Kentucky back in 2012 and earned a four-year, $52 million extension during the summer.

Jeremy Lamb and P.J. Hairston will receive the bulk of Kidd-Gilchrist’s minutes in his absence, but neither has the strength or athleticism that the former Wildcat brings to the table. Charlotte is 27-26 and holding onto the final Eastern Conference playoff spot by a thread despite winning five of six, and holding that spot just became more of an uphill battle.

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