It was announced on Wednesday morning that Bulls Center, Wendell Carter would be undergoing surgery.
The Bulls announce that center Wendell Carter Jr. will undergo a procedure on July 9 to repair a core muscle injury. Carter will not play in summer league, but the Bulls say he will likely be ready for training camp. Carter’s rookie season was cut short by thumb surgery.
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Wendell missed significant time last year due to a thumb injury in which he missed 38 games. The core muscle injury will see Wendell sidelined for this years NBA Summer League action. Summer league is beneficial to young talent to get their reps in and learn the system their head coach implements.
The only good news about this is that Wendell should not miss any regular season action. The report says he will be ready by training camp. Fingers are crossed that Wendell will be ready to go and get the necessary reps with his teammates before the start of the 2019-2020 NBA season.
Wendell showed flashes of a great defensive player last year with a decent offensive game as well. Any time missed can be detrimental to his development but if he does return by training camp it should give him the time to get back into the swing of things.
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