Kings’ Huerter has surgery, expected to be ready for start of next season

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Kings’ Huerter has surgery, expected to be ready for start of next season originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

Kevin Huerter officially underwent season-ending left shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, the Kings announced Wednesday night.

The Kings expect the shooting guard to be ready for the start of the 2024-25 NBA season.

Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the procedure on Huerter on Wednesday at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.

Huerter sustained injury in the Kings’ overtime win over the Memphis Grizzlies on March 18, and an MRI on March 21 confirmed he suffered a dislocated shoulder and labral tear.

Huerter’s agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on March 29 that the sixth-year NBA player would undergo season-ending surgery.

In his second season with the Kings, Huerter averaged 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 64 games (59 starts). He shot 44.3 percent from the field and a career-low 36.1 percent from 3-point range.

The Kings also are without Malik Monk, who sustained a sprained right MCL in a March 29 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The NBA Sixth Man of the Year candidate will be re-evaluated in four weeks, meaning he likely would miss a potential first-round NBA playoff series.

The Kings currently hold the Western Conference’s No. 7 seed, pending the result of the Phoenix Suns’ game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

Without their top two shooting guard, the Kings are relying on Davion Mitchell, Keon Ellis and Chris Duarte to pick up the slack.

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Publish date : 2024-04-04 03:52:21

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