CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has torn the labrum in his right shoulder for a second time, possibly ending his season.
The team says Kidd-Gilchrist will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break and gave no prognosis for his return.
However, when Kidd-Gilchrist first tore his labrum in his shoulder in early October in a preseason game, he needed shoulder surgery and missed nearly than four months of action. He returned last month and was averaging 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29.3 minutes per game in seven contests since returning to action.
Kidd-Gilchrist, a former No. 2 pick in the draft out of Kentucky, sustained the injury in the third quarter of Charlotte’s 117-95 win against the Indiana Pacers on Feb. 10.