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Will Charlotte Hornets’ Michael Carter-Williams need season-ending surgery?

Charlotte Hornets guard Michael Carter-Williams was scheduled for a second magnetic resonance imaging Wednesday, to help determine whether to have surgery on his left shoulder, according to coach Steve Clifford.
Charlotte Hornets guard Michael Carter-Williams was scheduled for a second magnetic resonance imaging Wednesday, to help determine whether to have surgery on his left shoulder, according to coach Steve Clifford. AP

Charlotte Hornets backup point guard Michael Carter-Williams was scheduled for a second magnetic resonance imaging Wednesday, to help determine whether he should have surgery to address a sprained left shoulder.

“Depending on when he gets that (result) back, he’d get with his agent and his family, and then make a decision as soon as he could, I would think,” coach Steve Clifford said following practice.

Carter-Williams suffered the injury in the first half of Sunday’s road loss to the Toronto Raptors. He played in the second half of that game with a brace, but was ruled out for Tuesday’s home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Rookie Malik Monk picked up Carter-Williams’ minutes in that game.

If Carter-Williams elects to have surgery, it would end his season. He signed a one-year contract in July, so he will be an unrestricted free agent in July.

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