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Hornets' Kidd-Gilchrist to miss rest of season

Forward to undergo surgery on torn labrum in right shoulder

POSTED: Feb 16, 2016 6:34 PM ET

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— The Charlotte Hornets announced Tuesday that forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The surgery will be performed Wednesday by Dr. Gerald Williams at Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia. Kidd-Gilchrist will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 NBA season.

He sustained the injury with 8:39 remaining in the third quarter of Charlotte's 117-95 win against the Indiana Pacers on Feb. 10.

Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29.3 minutes per game in seven contests (all starts) for the Hornets this season.

The fourth-year forward from Kentucky has averaged 9.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in 202 games (198 starts) with Charlotte.