Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. undergoing surgery to repair core muscle injury
The Chicago Bulls announced via Twitter that second-year center Wendell Carter Jr. will undergo surgery in order to repair a core muscle injury. The surgery will not keep the Duke product out of training camp:
UPDATE: Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. will undergo a procedure on Tuesday, July 9 to repair a core muscle injury. Carter is expected to be ready for training camp.
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 3, 2019
Carter was selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2018 draft after showing flashes of brilliance at Duke in his sole college season. The 6’10 big man had an encouraging rookie season that was cut short by a left thumb injury. In 44 games with the Bulls, he averaged 10.4 points, seven rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game. Additionally, he shot 49 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line.
Carter figures to be a big part of the Chicago Bull’s future plans. The roster is built around young players with lots of potential star power, and Chicago is hoping at least a few of the youngster’s pan out.
The newest addition to the roster is another seventh pick by the name of Coby White. The energetic young guard is expected to start immediately for the Bulls, and pairing him with Carter and budding big man Lauri Markannen ensures that there will be plenty of fireworks in the Windy City.
The Chicago Bulls have a bright future. As Carter bounces back from his injuries, it seems like he will take a central role in leading the team back to relevancy.