Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr.

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Bulls' Carter To Have Procedure On Core Muscle Injury

The procedure will be performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia next Tuesday.

July 03, 2019 - 11:52 am
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(670 The Score) Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. has experienced another injury setback.

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Carter, 20, will undergo a procedure to repair a core muscle injury, the team announced Wednesday. The procedure will be performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia next Tuesday. 

Carter is expected to be ready for training camp, the Bulls said. It's the second significant injury for Carter, who was limited to 44 games as a rookie last season because of surgery in January to repair ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

He averaged 10.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks while shooting 48.5 percent in 25.2 minutes across 44 games. Prior to this core muscle injury, Carter was expected to play a game or two for the Bulls' team in the Summer League, but he'll now be sidelined for that.

The Bulls have added a great deal of frontcourt depth in the past couple of weeks. They selected Arkansas center Daniel Gafford in the second round of the draft, then agreed to a three-year deal with power forward Thaddeus Young and a two-year deal with center Luke Kornet in free agency.