Enes Kanter Injury Update

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SALT LAKE CITY (April 9, 2013) – The following is a medical update on Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter:

Following several medical consultations, it has been decided that Enes Kanter will undergo a surgical repair on his injured left shoulder. The procedure will be performed on Wednesday, April 10 in Chicago by Dr. Guido Marra. As a result, Kanter will miss the remainder of the season.

A return-to-activity timeline will be determined following the completion of the surgery.

Kanter (6-11, 248, Turkey/Kentucky) appeared in 70 games (two starts) for the Jazz in 2012-13, averaging 7.2 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting .544 from the field in 15.4 minutes per game as the second-year center improved his averages in every major statistical category over his rookie campaign. The 20-year-old Jazzman scored in double figures 22 times, with two double-doubles, including a 23-point (10-12 FG), 22-rebound performance in a March 1 win over Charlotte.

Kanter suffered the injury at the 10:23 mark of the second quarter of the Jazz’s 103-88 win over Phoenix on March 27 and has not played since. Prior to his injury, Kanter had seen action in 136 of a possible 138 games over his first two seasons with the Jazz, including all 66 games as a rookie in 2011-12. Kanter was originally selected by the Jazz in the first round (third overall selection) of the 2011 NBA Draft.