Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - One day after winning the NBA's Rookie of the Year award, Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams underwent surgery on his right shoulder.
Tuesday's procedure was to repair the labrum and was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
"The health of our players is our primary concern," said Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie. "There were a number of healthy discussions between Michael, our medical team, several medical specialists and Michael's representatives. After careful consideration and thoughtful research, we collectively agreed that it was in Michael's best interest to move forward with the procedure now and allow for maximum recovery time."
Carter-Williams, the 11th overall pick of last year's draft out of Syracuse, averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists and 6.2 rebounds. He joined Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Alvin Adams (1975-76) as the only players since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in those categories.