Bulls say Carter Jr. to have surgery on abdominal muscle

July 3, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. will have surgery next week to repair an abdominal muscle injury.

The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday in Philadelphia. The Bulls said the team expects him to be ready for training camp.

The 6-foot-10 Carter showed promise last season after being drafted with the No. 7 overall pick, averaging 10.3 points and 7 rebounds in 44 games before a season-ending left thumb injury.

The Bulls missed the playoffs for the third time in four years and finished with one of the worst records in franchise history at 22-60.

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