Wendell Carter Jr. undergoes successful thumb surgery

NBA.com Global on Jan 22, 2019 05:45 AM
Wendell Carter Jr. undergoes successful thumb surgery
Wendell Carter Jr. NBA file photo

Chicago Bulls press release

CHICAGO -- Wendell Carter Jr. underwent successful surgery Monday morning (Monday, PHL time) to repair the ulnar collateral ligament of his left thumb.

The surgery was performed by Dr. John Fernandez at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush. He is expected to be out 8-12 weeks.

The No. 7 overall draft pick, Carter averages 10.3 points and 7 rebounds.

Carter was hurt vs. the Lakers on Jan. 15 (Jan. 16, PHL time). The injury was initially diagnosed as a sprain, but further testing revealed it was more serious.

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