Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist undergoes surgery on groin
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 12, 2019 06:52 AM
CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 28: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Charlotte Hornets passes the ball against the Atlanta Hawks on November 28, 2018 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist underwent a surgical procedure to address a chronic groin strain.
The team called the surgery Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) a success. The No. 2 pick in the 2012 NBA draft out of Kentucky is expected to make a full recovery and be available for the start of the team’s training camp in September.
Kidd-Gilchrist was relegated to a backup role last season with the Hornets. He appeared in 64 games with starts, and averaged 6.7 points and 3.8 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game.