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Jazz's Kanter to have surgery on injured shoulder

Posted Apr 9, 2013 7:21 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter will have surgery to repair damage on his dislocated left shoulder and will miss the rest of the season.

The team announced the decision Tuesday before Utah's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Surgery is set for Wednesday and will be performed in Chicago by Dr. Guido Marra.

The 20-year old Kanter hinted last week that he might be done when he indicated he was riding a stationary bike to stay in shape for "summer. The injury occurred March 27 against Phoenix when the Suns' 7-foot-2, 265-pound center Hamed Haddadi fell on Kanter as they battled over a loose ball. Kanter was averaging 7.2 points and 4.3 rebounds a game.

The Jazz entered Tuesday trying to hold on to the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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