Shoulder Injury Keeps Sixers Guard Michael Carter-Williams Off of US Select Team

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After receiving the Rookie of the Year award following the 2013-2014 season, Michael Carter-Williams was touted as one of the best young players in the NBA and perhaps the future point guard of the Philadelphia 76ers.

MCW with his Rookie of the Year trophy (photo: NBA Updates)

Carter-Williams’ play even earned him an invite to play with the United States Select team in Las Vegas later this month, but according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, he will be unable to participate due to his recovery from shoulder surgery. The Select team, made up of the NBA’s top young players, practices against the US national team in preparation for the latter’s run at the FIBA World Cup in Spain later this summer.

MCW had a torn labrum in his right shoulder that he apparently played through at the end of last season, so on May 6 of this year, one day after receiving Rookie of the Year honors, he underwent surgery to repair the injury. There is no timetable for his return to all basketball activities, but he told reporters during the Orlando Summer League that his rehab is “ahead of schedule.”

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Categories: 76ers, Beat Writing

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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